Published: Monday, October 29, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012 13:10
Presidential elections occur once every four years, and election day is only one week away. Many UCCS students are ready to cast their votes, while others are unsure or simply not participating in this year’s election. What do students have to say about the election?
Garrick Slack, sophomore, mechanical engineering
Do you plan to vote this November, and who are you voting for?
Yes, I’m voting for Romney.
What issues are most important to you in this election?
There are a lot of issues important to me. The economy, moral issues. I don’t believe what Obama believes. I don’t like the debt he’s created. I don’t believe in taxing the upper class more, and I don’t believe in abortion.
How would you recommend other students get information about the issues in this election?
I have a lot of conversations with friends and look online at websites. But it’s hard to figure out the truth online because a lot of sites are biased. I feel like this is mainly a liberal college, but in my economics class, I received a fact sheet that proves to me things haven’t changed during the last four years. Things have just gotten worse.
Mitchel Castle, junior, mechanical engineering
Are you planning to vote this year, and if not, why?
No, I’m not voting. None of the candidates appeal to me. All they do is bash each other. They aren’t saying anything that appeals to me to get my vote for either of them to become president.
What would you have liked to have seen in a candidate?
I’d like to hear more about real-life situations and people. I’d like to have seen someone from the middle class running for president, someone who actually knows people and what they are going through.
Aubree Carter, sophomore, hospitality
Do you plan to vote this year, and who are you voting for?
Yes, I’m voting, and I’m voting for Obama.
Why do you feel Obama is a better choice than the other candidates?
Well, that’s the problem. I’m not really sure about Romney or Obama, I just feel like Obama is the lesser of two evils. I feel like we’re in a pretty deep hole right now. Romney would have to spend a lot of time learning about everything and uncover a huge mess, but Obama already knows what’s happened.
What do you wish students understood about voting?
Voting is so important. People died so we could vote. My boyfriend is in the army. We have worked so hard so we could have this right to vote. If you don’t, it’s like kicking sand in the faces of those who have fought for it.