Dresden plans to vote for Obama {Who Gets Your Vote?}

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Welcome back to Who Gets your Vote? !! Each Tuesday I will be highlighting at least one reader opinion about the upcoming election. On election day, I will answer these very same questions myself! I am so looking forward to the next few weeks and I hope you are too! Would you like to participate? Just email me (andrea at lilkidthings dot com) with the subject line VOTE and include your answers to the below questions. The point of this series is to get real people to answer real questions about this election. We aren’t all the same and we don’t vote the same. I happen to think that is ok and welcome opinions that are different than my own. I’d love to see some healthy discussion in the comments as the weeks pass!

Today, Dresden from Creating Motherhood is explaining her support of President Barack Obama. Check out what she has to say below! And as always, feel free to comment. But remember to be respectful. I know politics can get people excited, but hateful comments WILL be deleted.

Do you affiliate yourself with a party? Which one?  For years I felt very firmly that I should not affiliate myself with any one political party. The Bush/Kerry election changed that for me. I did the unthinkable – in a tiny Alabama town with wall to wall Republicans I registered as a Democrat.

Do you know who you will vote for in the Presidential Election yet?/Who? Yes. I will be voting for Obama.

Why did you choose this person / or why are you still undecided?  If you had asked me this question in 2008 I would have told you some incredibly passionate answers about why I was voting FOR Obama. I was very emotionally invested in that election and had so much hope. I am voting for him again and hoping that he can continue the work he has begun. I also will vote Obama because I am a woman and I am terrified of the opposing ticket’s stance on women’s issues.

Are you a parent?  Yes.

Why do you think your candidate is the best choice for parents? If undecided – what issues are you concerned about as a parent?   With President Obama my family was able to eat, my child has health care, and my reproductive rights have been protected. I am very worried about what will happen to our family should a candidate that is so incredibly out of touch with America end up in the White House.

Do you feel like your candidate is misunderstood? I feel like my candidate has become modulated while he has been in office. I also feel like many of his accomplishments have gone unnoticed — specifically the strides he has made with civil rights and anti-discrimination. I mean – the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act?? HUGE!!

Why? Achieving things in DC isn’t as newsworthy as Jennifer Aniston getting engaged.

If you could sum up your candidate in 3 words, what would they be? / OR if undecided – what 3 words would sum up the perfect candidate for you?

President
Father
Leader

Thank you for sharing your honest opinions Dresden!

Below are a list of websites to check out while trying to decide on the best candidate for you. Stay tuned for another interview next Tuesday and thanks for reading!

Major News Sites

CNN , FoxMSNBCNPR

Party Websites

RepublicanDemocratic

Get your kids involved

Scholastic (get login info from your child’s teacher), TIME for Kids