Person On The Street
e're in the last lap of the
marathon presidential race.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the race
will be decided in voting booths across
In the 2008 presidential election, 61.6
percent of registered voters turned in
a ballot; the percentage was a little bit
higher in Michigan, where 69.2 percent
of voters turned out.
Had those voters who decided to sit it
out lived in Australia and failed to pro-
vide a valid reason for not voting, they'd
have been fined the equivalent of $20!
If you're not sure where to go to vote or
what will be on the ballot, go to the web-
site of the Michigan Voter Information
Center at Michigan.gov/vote, where you
can determine if you're registered, find
your polling location and view a sample
The Jewish News asked some com-
munity members what they plan to do
on Tuesday. The question: "Who will
you vote for and why?" Here are their
What some potential Jewish voters
are saying about who they'll be voting
for on Nov. 6.
"I'm voting for Obama because, first of all, I do believe the economy
is turning around, and I believe I am better off than I was four years
ago. It scares me that women's rights could be turned back to the
1950s if Romney and Ryan are elected. I am a liberal. To see this
country go to an extreme right conservatism is very disconcerting."
"I'll be voting for Obama because I think Romney will take us back
to the 1950s as far as women are concerned. I also think Obama is a
strong supporter of Israel."
"Mitt Romney is experienced, mature and smart. He won't
acquiesce to the worst of dictators, and he will stand beside Israel
and stand up for American values. His big-picture focus on jobs and
the economy shows a man who understands what America's needs
are. Romney has my vote and my confidence."
"I'm concerned about Obama's feelings toward Israel. I've got to take
a chance on Romney. Israel is important to our survival."
"First of all, I trust Obama's words. Romney has changed his position
on women's rights, gay marriage and abortion. My values mean
that those who can [ought to] give care to those who are unable to
provide for themselves. I also have confidence that the president and
the Democrats stand by Israel."
"I'll be voting for Obama because he supports women, contraception
and abortion. I support his foreign policy. He thinks things through
and takes a stand. He doesn't waffle. I believe he represents what's
good for mankind."
"I'm choosing Romney because of health care. My husband's a doctor
and he feels Dbamacare' is too negative for doctors."
"I don't necessarily know who I will support. I've always voted
Democratic, but I'm upset with Obama's Israel policies. I'm upset
with Romney about his treatment of women's issues. I haven't
"I am voting for President Obama because, when he was elected four
years ago, he made a comment about not expecting this to be fixed
in four years. I feel he deserves a chance to finish what he started.
That said, I don't feel either of the candidates are all evil. Both are
very good men and both want what is best for the country, just have
different ideas of how to get there."
November 1 0 2012