I apologize for starting a 3rd thread, just getting a headache reading the two. The op had the basis of those that are married to a candidate when she cited voting twice for Bush without being informed other than one issue. These are the folks that have failed to inform themselves enough to develop their own political philosophy and parameters of what's acceptable and what is not, according to their own reasonings. No candidate or office holder is going to do or say everything in alignment with what you think, if you think. However, if you vote for someone that you believe, based on their stands on issues, you expect their reasoning and votes on issues will match up most of the time. You would not expect them to pull a 180 on major import issues. Truth is, I've seen much more of this with GOP candidates than DNC candidates. Thus the rise of tea parties. Bush was roundly criticized in his second half of second term, by many here and certainly by the conservative media. Obama is now facing the same but in 2nd half of 1st term. He's got a problem and it's not his supporters, but himself.