Did you ever stop to think why people vote for one candidate over another?
It's a more complex question than you may think. The answer provides some real insight into how we all view what is important.
Voting for someone based on where they stand on certain issues seems like it might be the biggest reason why someone chooses a candidate. But in chatting with people of all ages, races and genders, my informal conclusion is that is not the case.
Some of the determining factors for people in voting for a candidate include personality, charisma, where they stand on a single issue like abortion or the war in Iraq, whether they are male or female, their race, or their political affiliation.
I find this interesting because it helps explain how one voter can look at a candidate and despise him or her while another person thinks that person is the greatest. We're all looking for different things.
So what are you looking for when you vote for someone. What's the determining factor for you?