There was even some tampering on my poll...what sad people to think they could have any influence by racking up the votes of their favorite candidate. Did they really think I'd believe it? As of the evening the poll was closing Mitt Romney had about 20 votes, McCain had 2 and Giuliani had 2. Then out of nowhere, Giuliani had 30 votes, in only a couple of hours! And they all came from the Salt Lake area. My father-in-law said he knew of some people that spend all day looking for those types of polls and try to vote as many times as they can to promote their party. As far as I know the majority of the people that visit my blog I figured would vote for Mitt Romney, and I was right, and that's what I wanted to affirm. For every one reading this take it with a grain of salt and please comment, and be intelligent about it.
I'm not even sure for whom I'm going to cast my vote. Nobody stands out. Several of them have good stances on some things, and others not so good stances. So below is my analysis of the candidates that have the most redeeming qualities, though some major faults.
McCain supports homosexual unions, not marriages, but just living with each other in order to get benefits from the government as all other unholy 'unions' in our country do. That's something that is clearly against our beliefs as Latter-day Saints. "We believe that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God....Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose....We declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife." He is the only Republican to have served in war, he has been in the US Senate for a long time, and will do a slam-bang job at protecting our country from those who wish to hurt us. How much more this is going to be an actual "shoot-em up" war or turn into more of an economical one, who knows, but it's shoot-em up right now. He doesn't want to kick the illegals out, he wants to help them earn their citizenship, but he does want to strengthen our borders.
Giuliani is probably one candidate I wouldn't support just for his stance on abortion. He personally isn't for it and isn't necessarily going to fight for it, but the fact that he won't fight to protect the child's life bugs me. "We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God's eternal plan." He also supports, along with McCain, same sex partner benefits. Let me get this straight, I'm no homophobic I realize everyone on earth is a child of God and it is my goal to treat them as such. I can love the people and still despise the sin. I can help them find places to receive counselling and understand their true purpose on this earth. But that's an issue for another post. Giuliani has plans to repeal certain tax cuts on the wealthy On a different note, what Giuliani did for New York City was amazing and I'm sure he would do a good job at helping secure our country. Even if he was "only" mayor, that city (NYV) is the size of a small state! And with one of the worst crime records at one point, he turned that city upside down.
Mitt Romney has had some flaky stances on both rights for homosexuals and abortion. How does a good member of the LDS Church realize in his 40s that abortion really is bad. He also wants to kick all of the illegal immigrants out of our country. Now I don't want any trouble makers here either, but they're here, and nothing has been done about it, and the majority of them are helping us more than hurting us. Sure we should be more strict about letting people in and strict about the conditions on which they can stay here. I've gotten to know many immigrants (most likely here illegally) that are hard workers, convert to The Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and plan on returning to there country in the future with the skills and knowledge they have gained here. Do we want to kick these people out of our midst when so many of our fellow Americans just want to sit back on welfare and let the government pay for everything? Who are the ones that really need to be put back in line?
Romney is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has been publicly noted. This isn't a default vote for Mormon's, only for those who don't do their research. Mitt has some strong values, and I believe as a publicly noted Mormon he will do his best to not tarnish that reputation. He is a good business man, and in a capitalistic society that's the type of man that will help our society grow.
I've mainly been looking at these candidates, because I don't believe the others have much of a chance, and they don't have any amazing attributes (none really do). Any comments on where you think I'm wrong/right? Most of the things I've listed have come from ontheissues.org, it seems like a pretty unbiased site. I'm also starting to watch some of the past and current debates to get a better feel of each of the candidates persona. I'd appreciate your insights.