Originally Posted by cry_havoc
Excerpts, and a shoutout ... from the NYT!
Shoutout indeed. From the second paragraph of the NYT article to which you gave a link:
"Barring a truly shocking turn of events, Mitt Romney will win West Virginia’s five electoral votes. The state is rural, culturally conservative and religious. Of the 50 states, West Virginia has the fifth highest share of gun owners, the third oldest median age and one of the least diverse and least educated populations — all variables associated with Republican Party affiliation. After decades of Democratic dominance, West Virginia voted for the Republican candidate in the last three presidential elections."
If for nothing else, West Virginians should vote for Obama because of the Affordable Health Care Act
. It is not perfect (single payer is what is needed to cut out the insurance companies) but it is better than what the country had before. Romney will return health care reform to square one. I hope that works out for you. The Republicans had eight years
under Bush to address health care, and they did not do a thing
Ask any senior citizen if they would prefer to buy health insurance from insurance companies (to give them "freedom of choice" as the Republicans argue) rather than be forced to accept Medicare. You won't find many seniors that feel that way.
If you think times are bad now, bring back the Bush crew for another four or eight years.