For me - and a lot of other people who are going to vote for Obama, it's still more about culture and values than politics, Dale. Always has been for me, actually. And Romney/Ryan simply and very clearly to do not share my values. Obama mostly does - and he's the only candidate who supports the things you say you want in your point #1.
By the way, I don't post those rock musician statements because they are anti-Obama; if Romney brought out insanity in any over the hill rockers, I'd be happy to post those comments too.
No Romney isn't the answer neither is Obama.
Yes I am voting, but it isn't November yet.
Of course, it is not legally required to release 10 years of tax returns, it is only done as a matter of... tradition? Expectation? A game of "chicken"? A game of "Got'cha!"? It all started with Richard Nixon as the VP candidate in 1952. Since then, it's become expected. It changed the unwritten rules.
Obama is not a politician.
The anti-establishment protesting sentiment was more about the culture and values than politics back in the sixties.
A little bird reminded me of this.
"When did Dave Mustaine trade in heavy metal for a tinfoil hat? During a concert in Singapore, the 50-year-old Megadeth frontman declared that the Obama administration was responsible for the recent mass shootings in Aurora and Oak Creek.
“My president,” he told the crowd, making a dramatic gagging gesture, “is trying to pass a gun ban. So he’s staging all of these murders, like the ‘Fast And Furious’ thing down at the border, in Aurora, Colo., all the people that were killed there, and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple… I don’t know where I’m gonna live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America.”