At American Legion Hall: Almost all Republicans
There was a single campaign poster outside the American Legion polling station in South Miami and it was for President Obama. But it was no indication of voter sentiment.
Carol Swingle, 65, sat beside the poster at a table with pro-Obama pamphlets as people waited to vote on the future of America. Hardly anyone showed interest in her and her candidate.
Inside the American Legion hall, a lot of people were voting. “They’re almost all Republicans in there,” Swingle said, “but I don’t discourage anybody. I don’t care who they vote for, as long as they vote.”
Still, Swingle had strong feelings for Obama. “Massachusetts was left with the largest per capita debt out of any state in the U.S.,” she said, “and Romney says he’s gonna get us out of debt.”
Len Holloway, 69, approached Swingle’s table wearing an Obama-Biden button and a University of Miami alumni pin. Holloway flew a helicopter in the Vietnam War. He said he did not trust Romney or his ability to handle foreign policy. “No one really knows what Romney stands for,” Holloway said. “His positions on the political issues are based solely upon public opinion. In fact, if public opinion does not support one of his opinions, he flips and flops.”
A Romney victory, Holloway said, would “send a message to future candidates that it’s OK to lie.”