Some Dems May Not Vote For Obama

21 04 2012

My apologies for not having a post yesterday. It was in no way related to any 4/20 activities.

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said Friday that he is unsure if he will vote for Obama or Romney in November. He said that they both have faults, citing energy and economic policies for Obama and lack of understanding of ordinary people for Romney.

Manchin said many of his constituents in West Virginia believe that the last 3 1/2 years haven’t been good for them. He is also encouraging Americans to support any president no matter what political party he or she belongs to.

West Virginia has supported the Republican candidate in the last three presidential election, including 2008 when Obama lost to McCain 56-43 percent. Also, Manchin is considered one of the most moderate Democrats in the Senate and has split with his party on many issues.

Since he is up for reelection this year, at first this seems like it could simply just be a publicity stunt to try and convince his conservative constituents that he more conservative than he really is. However, he isn’t considered vulnerable against his Republican rival. Because of this, this shows the skepticism that many people have concerning another four years of Obama. This is a major problem when a president’s own political party doesn’t have faith in him.

My source is below:

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/04/20/dem-senator-doesnt-know-if-he-will-vote-for-obama/

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