Which of these do you think re-elected Obama:
1) Obamacare (with the assumption that it wouldn't affect the plans or the doctors) which obviously had to cost more to include the pre-existing conditions.
2) The pocketbook. Where people who got government checks for any reason, welfare, SNAP, SS or Medicare felt safer that Obama would continue their programs.
3) The "equality" issue. If you're foreign born, gay, black or any other minority group you felt safer
4) The other guy looks worse theory. Romney seemed very detatched ($350M will do that to a guy) and his "spending cuts" consisted of NPR and giving himself a huge tax cut.
I'm personally skeptical that people voted their HC plan (#1) as being significant (at the time). I think it was a blend of #3 and #4. But I'm open to discussing this if we can actually discuss it and not have another Obama-bashing session.
I couldn't bring myself to vote for either candidate so I voted 3rd party.
That was the most revolting election yet. I've always geard lies and exaggerations but never as much or as venomous as the 2012 election.