OR foreign policy. OR economy. OR deficit or truth or anyting that is being argued. It's about ideology. It always is, for both sides. It explains why the electoral base is so very static. You get some shift back and forth in polling numbers, but you have very few people who change their minds. Almost everyone has already set their tents on the campsite of their choosing, and most will not be budged. So it's a war of ideals, not ideas. On the right, you have religion. You have homophobia, bigotry, and disregard for the poor. You have freedom as a buzzword, so long as that freedom is their own, fuck everyone elses. On the left, you have freedom, but sometimes at the expense of others. Namely those who cling to religious rights. You have more focus on social issues. You have womens rights as a huge part of the platform, and gay rights becoming more and more prevalent. so both sides are obstinantely firm in their choices. The real question America needs to ask itself, is if it wants to progress along with the rest of the world, or if it wants to remain, and regress, in to a redneck paradise. And although over 90% of the population is stuck where they are without moving, over 90% of the spin and discussion is on the stuff that is NOT changing peoples opinions in the first place. why not boil it down to ideology, and forget all the time and energy wasted in the process? If you're progressive minded, vote Dem. If you're backward minded, vote Rep.