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every year my wife takes me, our stepson and his fiancee out to dinner to celebrate our stepsons and my shared birthday. we all get dressed to the nines and go to a really upscale restaurant, and we always have a great evening. so between salads and entrees the conversation turns to today's election. i, being the lone democrat, had been hoping to avoid the topic. much to my surprise my wife starts out by saying how Romney's attitude towards women really disturbs her ( yeah pro choice republican) and how she really doesn't like his attitude on lgbt issues ( pro marriage equality republican). our stepson's fiancee agrees with her and says shes voting for Obama, and her parents (also republicans) are voting for Obama because they really don't like Romney. then our stepson (free market republican) says he doesn't like Romney and he might just hold his nose and vote for Obama. i was stunned. to keep the domestic tranquility i tend to keep political discussions light. my wife claims to be socially liberal and fiscally conservative. she's voting for Obama for social issues, hopefully she'll come around to seeing that republicans are not fiscally conservative.  anyhow that's 5 republicans here in central Pennsylvania voting for Obama. pretty cool.

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