In reference to my last post regarding who you would vote for, I have decided that I think a new political party needs to be formed. It could be called the "Repubocrats." It would be a decent combination of both current major political parties, the Republicans and the Democrats.
This is where they would stand on the issues.
Education: Believes to NCLB is not working and that the states should be in charge of testing. Also believes that any federal money that is sent should be done with fewer strings attached.
Abortion: is pro choice.
Immigration: Believes in a path to citizenship for those already in the country, but also supports tightening border security.
Economy: supports fair and equal trade and keeping American businesses competitive.
Energy: supports renewable energies and reducing foreign oil dependence.
Foreign Policy: supports more monitoring of nuclear technology.
Climate: agrees that the planet is warming, but is skeptical about whether or not the cause(s) are man made.
Gun control: opposes most, if not all restrictions.
Social Security: opposes any plan that cuts benefits, is skeptical about (but willing to discuss) privatizing.
Same Sex Marriage: supports it. No questions asked.
Embryonic stem cell research: supports it. No questions asked.
At least then I would know who to vote for. I guess in the end, it is highly unlikely that there would ever be a single person who would fit the mold of what I think a president should be. It probably comes down to finding the one or two issues I am most passionate about, and finding someone who fits that mold.
*Update* Silly me forgot to include one of the major issues being discussed in this campaign...health care.
Health care: agrees that everyone should have access to health care/insurance, but doesn't make not carrying insurance a crime.