March 13th, 2012
01:50 PM ET
Religion, gas prices, and beating Obama on the minds of Alabama
By Paul Steinhauser, CNN
Gardendale, Alabama (CNN) – Faith, gas prices, and electability. Those are three of the issues very much on the minds of some voters in this town about ten miles north of Birmingham.
"Evangelical issues, social issues, were most important to us, but also beating Obama, that definitely matters as well," Alan and Kim Jerkins told CNN, as they left a polling station at the Gardendale Civic Center. The married couple had just voted in the state's Republican presidential primary. They said they cast ballots for former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who has strong support with many social conservative voters.
"Everybody's got baggage," said Teresa McGovern, who added that what mattered most to her was "the religious aspect of it as well, who feels one way or another about God, because that is important. A man is guided by his moral beliefs. I don't care what he says politically, morally he'll come through. So when i looked at that I ultimately had to go with who would get the job done, who had enough moxie to stand up."Read the full story on CNN's Political Ticker.
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SAVING 2 BILLION LOST CHRISTIANS:
THERE WERE NEVER ANY BODILY RESURRECTIONS AND THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY BODILY RESURRECTIONS I.E. NO EASTER, NO CHRISTIANITY.
SAVING 1.5 BILLION LOST MUSLIMS:
THERE NEVER WERE AND NEVER WILL BE ANY ANGELS I.E. NO GABRIEL, NO ISLAM AND THEREFORE NO MORE KORANIC-DRIVEN ACTS OF HORROR AND TERROR LIKE 9/11.
SAVING 15.5 MILLION FOLLOWERS OF JUDAISM:
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That's because Alabama doesn't think the civil war is over.They still ride around with their rebel flags,gun racks in the back window of their Chevy pickups,yee ha...They along with some other southern states specialize in inbreeding,been there,seen it...They definitly hate blacks and they'll tell you so,they hate POTUS Obama and can't believe A BLACK MAN is running this country.NASCAR ,huntin,and Alabama football,ROLL TIDE,is all they know..For them to vote ya have to have a polling place on the left hand side,ala NASCAR pit stop.You also have to explain in clear English how to vote,that's a must....Some residents need proper I'D because being on moonshine so long,they forgot who they are....If you bring up any gun laws,they'll all come to vote against it...They're lucky they got what they got for votes,they're notoriously lazy people,that's my experience,pure fact....