Astrology, Student Loan Plan Give Obama An Edge
As presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama visit battleground states this week, a team of Neon Tommy reporters is checking in with residents of those cities about their local state of affairs.
Like many people interviewed from Reno, she said she would not vote for the Republican hopeful. Some were not even aware of his visit to the city on Tuesday to speak with National Guardsmen at a private conference.
Ross even involved astrology in her evidence against Romney.
"I am a Libra," she said. "Libras believe in working together. Something Romney doesn't believe in."
She applauded Obama's plans to bring tax breaks to the middle class. When asked as a Libra, who believes in cooperation, what ideas Romney has that are valid to bring to the table she responded, "I can't think of any."
Ross' support of Romney was echoed across the country in Arlington, Virginia, where Obama was spending his Patriots Day. In the restaurant of Liberty Tavern, new employee Kaitlin Kelly described in detail her admiration of Obama.
"Obama and his plan to pay back student loans on a year by year basis according to your income has won my vote," she said. "I am working three jobs just to pay off my financial aid."
Kelly emphasized that as a recent graduate, she trusts Obama much more than his opponent in providing jobs.
If middle class young adults such as Ross and Kelly turn out to vote, states up for grabs such as Nevada and Virginia could go for Obama.
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