2012 Elections Who will you choose?

Barack Obama

Party: Democratic
Vice: Joe Biden
Age: 51
Born: Honolulu, Hawaii
Alma Mater:

•Occidental College
•Columbia College (BA)

•Harvard Law School (JD)
Religion: Christianity

Jobs & the Economy:

Obama plans to grow the economy by investments that will create jobs through infrastructure, energy, education and healthcare. He wants to decrease the dependence on foreign oil and invest in clean energy, such as electricity or nuclear power to protect the environment and create jobs.


Obama plans to defend his healthcare legislation, the Affordable Care Act, which stands to improve access to affordable health coverage for everyone and protect people from “abusive insurance company practices.” 

Social Issues:

Obama is pro-choice when dealing with abortion, and he is a supporter of gay marriage. He ended the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” act to “ensure no one ever again has to lie about who they are to serve the country they love.” (barackobama.com)

Mitt Romney

Party: Republican

Vice: Paul Ryan
Age: 65
Born: Detroit, Michigan
Alma Mater: •Stanford University       •Brigham Young University (BA)
•Harvard Law School (JD)   •Harvard Business School (MBA) 
Religion: Mormonism

Jobs & the Economy:

Romney plans to reduce taxes, spending, regulation and government programs. He wants smaller and simpler government involvement. He wants to increase trade, energy production, human capital and labor flexibility.

Romney plans to repeal Obama’s healthcare reform and replace it with market-based changes that will empower states and individuals as well as reduce costs of healthcare.
Social Issues:

Romney is pro-life and against gay marriage. He plans to end federal funding for abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood.