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Wisconsin voters discuss their vote for president

Associated Press Modified: November 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm •  Published: November 6, 2012


David Rubenstein, a retired 65-year-old from Madison, voted for Obama.

"He's done a very good job up to now and he'll continue to do a good job."


Ron Perkins of Sun Prairie said he voted for Romney after voting for Obama in 2008.

The 66-year-old insurance agent said his son encouraged him to vote for Obama four years ago, but Obama turned out to be all talk.

"He was a better speaker than a leader."


Paula Zakariasen, a Sun Prairie fitness instructor who described her age as "over 60," said she usually votes Republican and went with Romney after voting for Republican John McCain in 2008. She chose Romney mostly because he's not Obama.

"I don't think any one person can save our country, Only God can do that. But I'm a citizen and I'm called to vote. You have to make the best choice with what you've got."


Cari Herling, a 44-year-old insurance analyst from Sun Prairie, went with Obama — again.

"I just feel (Obama) has such integrity. I trust him. I don't think Romney understands people who are down and out. ... I believe (the problems of) the last four years weren't just Obama. I believe Obama walked into mess."


James Stanhope, a 60-year-old from St. Francis who works in a bank's billing department, said he voted for Romney after voting for Obama in 2008.

"I don't believe he fulfilled the promises that he said. The thing that really turned me off was the stimulus package that they put together. I think it was just the Democrats put together all the things they wanted on their wish list for the last 20 years."


Mary Frankel, 56, of Mequon, an actuary who voted for Romney

"The supposed change that was to happen over the last four years never did. I think the economy is worse than ever."


AP staff writers Scott Bauer contributed from Madison, Wis., Todd Richmond from Sun Prairie, Roger Schneider from Milwaukee, Gretchen Ehlke from Mequon, Wis., and Carrie Antlfinger from St. Francis, Wis.