Decision 2012: Obama, Romney or 'Other'?

In six words or less, make your best pitch for the candidate of your choice.

If this election has taught us Patch editors anything, it's that Patch users are passionate, opinionated and posess the patience and skills to write novels expressing their beliefs.

But how about a challenge?

Just for fun — and to give everyone a chance to express themselves — give yourself six words or less (or a 20-second cell phone video or one good photo) to say why you've come to the conclusion you've come to in Election 2012.

Tell us in the comments, or upload your photo or video the gallery above.

Michael Rice November 06, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Romney is no Reagan. Wow, you are definitely brainwashed.
Rick Carlyon November 06, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Rick C. I agree with Phil, not the kool-Aid drinkers.
Tim November 06, 2012 at 02:18 PM
So, you are against Made in America Kool-Aid?
Ed November 06, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Yes, Joe Bob, I did complain. First, how is stating the facts cheap political points. Are you saying the murder of 4 americans should be pushed aside. Oh, wait till after the election. I do not need to wait till after the election to know Obama could care less that 1,000's of AMERICANS have died under his administration. Instead of staying at the white house and figuring out where to send every cruise missle we had to Lybia, Obama goes to Las Vegas to fundraise. - now that shows leadership. More americans have died in Afganistan under Obama in the past 4 yrs than under Bush's 2 terms combined. I also remember a daily reminder from the media during Bush's 2 terms. The media today, very rarely mentions the total amount of American soldiers who have died under Obama. I don't think any american soldier who has fought here or overseas ever thought they would see an American President BOW to anyone. Obama is an embarrassment to this country. This is my prediction for today. Obama will have an early lead until the republicans get off of work. Its a nice day today, go hug a tree.
John Doe November 06, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Ed try counting to six.
John Doe November 06, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Obama for America and the world!
Ed November 06, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Seal team six killed Osama, Chevrolet - losing money, Chysler - going to start building Jeeps in China (instead of importing them from the US as they currently are), Higher unemployment since he took office. We are now over 16,000,000,000,000 in DEBT. Yep, he has done a Great Job.
Tom Dirham November 06, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Lesser of two evils.
STEVE November 06, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Hey Ed- This is STILL Bush's war-all the deaths should be blamed on him!!! Bad economy is STILL bush's fault. There is no magic wand when a new person takes office. They have to deal with what they are dealt with. The Great Depression lasted until WWII. Reagan would be in no better a situation than Obama if he was leader during the same period
Ed Fisher November 06, 2012 at 04:49 PM
phil blackmore November 06, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Always nice to see free and open elections where there is o pressure on who to vote for here in America.... http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/11/05/allegation-unions-putting-illegal-immigrants-voter-rolls-clouds-nevada-voting http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/06/new-black-panthers-back-at-philly-voting-site/ http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/06/judge-issuing-order-to-reinstate-booted-philadelphia-election-officials/
Allen Kraus November 06, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Romney = Obama = Status Quo Gary Johnson for President. End the status quo, put the US gov't back on a budget, return liberty to the nation's priority and open up the ballot for other parties.
Allen Kraus November 06, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Agree with Brian. Romney is no Reagan. Reagan was the underdog and made massive cuts to the budget, if Romney wins I'll be surprised if he even has a balanced budget in 2013 (he didn't propose to have one for 2013).
STEVE November 06, 2012 at 05:05 PM
ya for rich/straight/white Americans. I think you forget about 95% of the population. He has no positive message. Lie and smile-that what he does...
Allen Kraus November 06, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Romney, a return to the status quo. Yes to "kill lists", Yes to the patriot act and NDAA, Yes to Chrony-capitalism, yes to foreign wars and foreign aid (taking money from poor people in the us and giving it to rich people in other countries), no to liberty, no to free trade, and no to open ballot access, no to fiscally responsible spending and limited government, no to a balanced budget
Rick November 06, 2012 at 05:25 PM
obummer has lied 100% of the time and many have died to
bob lang November 06, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Why not? The republicans haven't foregiven him. He wasn't even invited to their convention.
bob lang November 06, 2012 at 05:35 PM
If Bush was still president, he would probably have invaded Canada in retaliation!
Ed November 06, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Steve, Obama could have ended the wars the day he took office - which he should have and promised to do. Gitmo is still open - he proimised to close it. So, it's been Obamas war since he was sworn in. We have soldiers in places where the people hate us and as soon as we leave, they will be back to their old ways within weeks or months - not years. If they want independence and democracy over there, let them earn it and die for it. We are no better off now than when we were 4 yrs ago with this economy, except that Obama added 7 trillion to the debt and unemployment is still at almost 8%. He could have given every american $50,000 (350,000,000 of us) each year for the past 4 years and i'm sure the economy would be better than it is now. He almost doubled the people on food stamps - something to be proud of. He passed bills giving people 99 weeks of unemployement benefits - who pays for that. People who have jobs and are working are paying for it. Keep defending him, he's done a great Job.
JByrd November 06, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Dear Mr. President: (A) Why in the world did you push through Obamacare before focusing on jobs and housing? If urgent, why the 3 year delay in implementing? (B) Why didn't Obamacare focus more on controlling costs vs insurance reforms? That is, malpractice reforms (reduce costly defensive medicine), consumer incentive for everyone, etc. COSTS ARE STILL INCREASING! (C) Healthcare is 18% of our economy and impacts 100%. Looking back, was it handled properly or rammed through sloppily. (D) When the BP oil leak happened, why all the delays in (a) stopping leak, (b) preventing spreading, (c) cleaning and (d) helping those effected. Boats were sitting idle waiting for permission for several days while some seemed to like watching BP squirm. (E) Did the US tell the Europeans to hold off their crisis until after election? (F) Can you comment on: "Naturally, the administration would prefer that this not happen. So they’ve offered to pay the legal costs of any firm that doesn’t send out the notices."http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/04/obama-administration-pressures-contractors-not-to-warn-workers-of-impending-layoffs.html (G) Happy with Friday's numbers when over half part time? We are all working harder for each dime. We expect same from gov't.
JByrd November 06, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Let's see, we are deciding between: Option A: JD/MBA from harvard, gave inheritance away to charity, ran a hugely successful business, turned around Olympics after scandals, etc., and was a successful Republican governor in a liberal state. Option B: JD from Harvard, community organizer, short term senator, 1 term President with mixed record. I like the President. Nice guy and smart, but I don't think he likes or understands business. At all. I blame his team more than him, but buck stops there. Despite enormous stimulas actions by fed and congress (uncharted territory), we are still very sluggish. Whoever wins will need a "nixon goes to china" action. The President had his chance with debt commission and blew it. "If current policies continue, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office recently projected, federal debt will rise from 70 percent of gross domestic product today to about 225 percent by 2040 — not even remotely sustainable. By that point, the federal government would be spending nearly four times as much on debt interest payments as on education, skills training, research and development and nondefense infrastructure combined." http://www.pgpf.org/Issues/Fiscal-Outlook/2012/06/062812_OpEd-How-To-Handle-Our-Long-Term-Debt.aspx
JByrd November 06, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Reason No. 546: Obama spent ALL his mandate pushing congress to push through obamacare BEFORE addressing the housing market. If those insurance reforms were urgent, why 3 years to implement? (And why not focus on controllng health care costs BEFORE expanding coverage?). Reason No. 547: Obama's focus on housing was to spend resources on folks who could never afford their homes to try to help them keep their homes they couldn't ever afford. Namely, the folks the Democrats say were "tricked" into mortgages they couldn't afford (e.g. no income loans etc.) were helped INSTEAD of helping folks who could afford but needed to re-finance but couldn't since LTV too high since value dropped. These people want to stay in homes, can pay, never took out more then can chew, but should have gotten relief first since played by the rules. Reason No. 548 - Jobs. Should have been the No. 1 focus. How to get businesses to want to hire more? He created way too much uncertainty with Obamacare, regulations, lack of any fiscal plan, etc. What is killing this economy is the massive amount of uncertainty. Reason no. 549: Obama confuses families (single parent with kids) making 200K/year with "millionaires". Why? Reason No. 550: Google "CBO projections entitlements". Look at those charts. Check out Alice Rivlin's charts. Ryan/Romney are proposing changes for future retirees NOT CURRENT RETIREES OR THOSE CLOSE. These are important programs in urgent need for reform.
Allen Kraus November 06, 2012 at 06:20 PM
The Chrysler building Jeeps in China story is apparently false. They explored the option, but I don't believe they ever decided to do it. Google is your friend. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Chrysler+building+jeeps+in+china
Melissa Bysura November 06, 2012 at 07:03 PM
No wonder this country is so screwed up.... most of you can't read!! Patch asked for SIX WORDS OR LESS!!
Alex Vandehoff November 06, 2012 at 07:13 PM
20 words
AliW November 06, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I support the candidate most likely to fix our impending fiscal crisis through leadership and compromise. Mitt Romney. Easy decision.
Missy Limkemann November 06, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I have said it over and over again.... Betty White for President. Everyone loves her and she will get stuff done. I never share who I vote with because honestly my vote is personal. That is why there is no "name" section on your ballot, you are in a private booth. This election has been nasty and so much mudslinging and so many lies from every single side. Friendships have been lost, family members are no longer speaking to each other. It honestly has been horrible. Also the popular vote does not win...Electoral College picks....
Trent Latta November 06, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Anyone in Ohio having problems like those reported in Pennsylvania? Pennsylvania Voting Machine Converts Obama Vote to Romney Vote http://kirkland.patch.com/blog_posts/pennsylvania-voting-machine-converts-obama-vote-to-romney-vote
STEVE November 06, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Thanks Ed-I already have!! And get ready for $5/gallon gas by June if Romney wins-or do you plan on bombing all the middle east??
Ed November 07, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Steve, Congrats on your guy winning. But, I'd rather pay $5 a gallon in gas than see another American die for nothing. Peace/Democracy in the Middle East will never happen.


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