So much of this. Let's get caught up in non-issues (gay marriage, abortion, what music they listen to, RACE!) and over look substance issues which effect EVERYONE.
Our government is nothing more than a collection of who's the best liar, and who has the best PR spin people. It's a glorified american idol contest.
(if the right could just stop caring about what 2 consenting adults do, and ease up on the abortion rhetoric they would win over a ton of people)
(Ohio swing state - Obama somehow managed to get a large turn out in Cuyahoga county, you know why? Because he is black, and people who would otherwise not give a shit dragged their ass to the polls to vote for the black guy. No clue on the issues, but he's black, so he got their vote. I would bet everything i own those same people would have stayed home if it were a white women on the ballot.)