Originally Posted by patteeu
I'm not talking about single issue voters. I'm talking about what you mistakenly call a single issue voter. Other than that, yes. There has got to be something that Obama could do to lose your vote. If not, you're just an automatic democrat vote generator (or maybe a guy who can't vote against a black guy).
I think the position you're trying to defend is that there's no such thing as single issue voters.
Which, in a strictly existential sense, you're probably right. If Saul Good's preferred pro-life candidate came out tomorrow as being in favor of ethnic cleansing of Puerto Ricans, I'm assuming Saul would probably waver a bit.
But that's not realistic.
If I offer two reasonable candidates, one pro-life and one pro-choice, Saul's mind is made up, barring something absolutely insane.
That's a one-issue voter.
Which is fine if you want to be that way.
What's not fine is shitting on others who wish not to be.