Election fever hits Ohio as Irish divided on who will win their vote -- Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
In Cleveland, Ohio, the Irish are counting down until election day
“The local candidates are tearing each other up and down, calling each other liars,” he said.
One thing the group agrees on is that President Obama deserves another term in office.
“I think most of the Irish favor the Democrats,” Lackey says. “An odd one here or there will vote for Romney.”
Lackey’s wife, Eileen, says their children have different views. “Most of our kids will vote for Romney,” she said.
Maureen Moran, another member of the group, originally from Mayo, said she was surprised to see their church turning on Obama.
“When we came out of Church last Sunday, they had a letter there saying you are not to vote for Obama,” she said. “I don’t know who put it [there], but I didn’t like it.”
The entire group agrees that spending billions of dollars on a Presidential campaign is ridiculous.
“They have spent more money on this election, and people are starving around the world, including the United States,” Cavan native Anna Quinn added.
Back in the main hall, the live music has stopped as lifelong member of the club, Eileen Maloney, chats with friends at a table.
When asked about her political affiliation, she said with conviction, “I am as far away from an Obama supporter as you can get.
“I find it shocking that all of these people will support him, because I am tired of people telling me that abortion is just one issue. It is a major issue.
“I could think of a lot of people I would rather vote for,” she admits, but on November 6th, Mitt Romney will be her choice.
She reflects: “I don’t know what has happened to this country.”
"For a long time I would have said it was the economy, but recently I think we are at a point in this country, where religious freedom is coming under fire.
"I have to laugh, during the last election, there were priests promoting Obama from the altar and now it has pretty much turned around and bitten them in the ass."
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