Two North Shore college students offer their thoughts on the presidental election, and explain why they're supporting their chosen candidates.
Compiled by Bethany Bray
“A lot of sound bites are coming out of Romney that I’m uncomfortable with. ... When you aggregate them all together, it makes the picture look not great. ...
“Obama’s handle of social issues is what is swinging my vote right now. He’s in favor of gay marriage and LGBT-friendly. The statements made by Romney’s camp on women’s issues, I find shocking — the ‘binders of women’ comment ... saying things like getting rid of Planned Parenthood. In the past, he’s been pro-choice, and now he’s coming out (as pro-life) to court the conservatives.”
On foreign policy, Obama “brings a more knowledged background.”
— Brian Kibler, junior, Salem State University
“The main reason behind my vote is I feel (Romney) is better equipped, and Paul Ryan, to aid the state of our current economy. ...
“I feel like Paul Ryan has a somewhat innovative and unique approach, and I feel that’s something that can work and would be good for us.
“I feel like the Obama administration hasn’t done a bad job, but it hasn’t necessarily done a good job either.”
— Kevin Keohane, sophomore, Gordon College
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- Tisei concedes election in email
- Eileen Duff of Gloucester secures Governor's Council seat
- Duff clings to lead for Governor's Council
- Tierney claims victory
- Lovely coasts to victory in state Senate race
- North Shore swings toward Obama, Brown
- CPA passes in Salem, Beverly
- North Shore voters turn out in droves
- Massachusetts voters decide three ballot questions
- Obama powers to re-election
- Speliotis tops Bennett again in state rep race
- Dan Bennett concedes to Ted Speliotis in 13th Essex House race
- North Shore election officials report heavy voter turnout
- Up to the voters now
- Who's backing Tierney, Tisei?
- Speliotis has ties to Peabody and Danvers
- Question 2: The choice to die
- Bennett credits his grandfathers for his work ethic
- Outside groups spent $3.5M to bolster Tisei campaign
- Torkildsen behind super PAC targeting Tierney
- Joan Lovely lets money do the talking
- Incumbent Speliotis outpaces Bennett in campaign financing
- Campaigning with Dan Bennett
- Warren still calls for 4th debate against Brown
- Tierney, Tisei outline budget-deal ideas
- 'Glad it's over'