Voter on economy: ‘Worst I’ve seen’

Miami-Dade County Elections office in DoralPhoto By Amanda Pena

Says Romney best choice For resolving key issue

Victor Uphaus, 49, went to the polls on Election Day at the Miami-Dade Elections Office in Doral, a suburb west of Miami, with a lot of questions about the country’s economy. “Where’s the money? Where are Obama’s promises? What did he do?”

Uphaus, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the American flag, came from Peru when he was 16.  He has a degree in political science.  He  said he chose former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to answer those questions and to use his experience to revive the economy. “If I was looking at two resumes, just the resumes alone, I would choose his resume,” Uphaus said. “Experience matters.”

Although he voted for Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, in the 2008 presidential election, Uphaus said he knew that Obama was going to win, not because he was the better candidate but because he was the better candidate with star power.

“I personally think they made Obama an idol, into a celebrity, into a star. And as consumers in America, we fall for that type of marketing,” said Uphaus.

His sister, who voted for Obama in 2008, switched sides because of the lack of results Obama has shown, Uphaus said.

“I’ve been in the country 33 years and this is the worst I’ve seen it,” he said. “We’re in an emergency.”




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