Does your political Affiliation differ from your family's?

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Does your political affiliation differ from your family?

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  1. gxnelson
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    Just curious. My mom was talking about the election and her uneasiness about the posibility of Romney winning.

    As of right now that is who I plan on voting for in Nov.

    So i was just curious.
     
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    My mom leans conservative. My dad is a moderate and voted for Obama, but said he won't this time. My uncle is a union boss in Chicago and thinks Obama is wonderful. My daughter and her boyfriend have a small business, so they're supporting Romney. My two best girlfriends are liberals and my two best guy friends are conservatives. None of them think exactly the same, and I enjoy the stimulation of so many different perspectives.
     
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    My dad was repub, my mom and step-dad were "impeach Bush" dems

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    All my brothers and sisters are democrats. My parents and Grandparents were democrats. My kids think they are liberal but they are just young and stupid ).
     
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    My immediate family's affiliation mostly matches mine.

    I have a brother whom I suspect voted for Obama, so I just don't ask him about it. ( :
     
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    hmmmm I thought there would be more "No" votes.
     
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    Interesting question. I haven't answered because it's a bit mixed. My voting has been broadly in line with how my parents voted. My siblings vote different from me though. So i guess it depends on how you define family.

    More broadly speaking I would say that upbringing did use to influence voting more in the past. Nowadays, people are much more fickle in their political affiliation.
     
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    true. For me, I grew up hearing the same thing over and over again from my family.

    And in the community I grew up it was the super liberal BS that eventually drove me nuts. (especially a group called Code Pink who enjoyed protesting infront of a marine recruitment office). I figured I should start thinking for myself.
     
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    Thinking for yourself is always a good idea.

    What makes you lean towards Romney?
     
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    Right now we need a change in the way gov't is run.

    One of the main things I like about him is that he is more of a moderate than anything. Although his stances tend to changed depending on the political climate, I am hoping that if he is elected he'll make the swing back more towards the middle.

    I still have research to do (not on here!!! lol) about his policies and such. But he wasn't a terrible governor and if that's any indicator he'll be able to help this country out, a bit.

    (I know my reasons are weak right now. But I've still got some time before Nov.)
     

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