Choose the lesser evil...
"even when a life begins with the horrible situation of rape, is something that God wants to happen."
^-Richard Mourdock, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Indiana.
What kind of people vote for republicans?
Threaten to nationalize it along with insurance and other non-productive sectors. Also, resource extraction. Fucking U.S. oil companies are making a killing on horizontal drilling and in many cases avoid paying mineral rights to farmers and other land owners.
Obama had already won the election when the Republicans insisted on extending the unsustainable Bush era tax cuts for the wealthy earlier in his term. Democrats wanted to extend the tax cuts for the middle class and let the cuts for people earning more than ~$200,000 expire, but the Republican'ts threatened procedural obstructions.
Personally, I think they should raise the payroll tax threshold so that the wealthy pay into the social security system for the poor, and expand medicare and medicaid benefits. But that's naked redistribution of wealth and Americunts won't go for that.
The kind of people who support Mitt Romney don't normally live in (or even visit) foreign countries.
But some of 'em keep their money there.
Romney's energy policy makes more sense. He would shamlessly give up any progress on Kyoto protocol or climate talks, but I would say Obama is a hyprocrite on that too.