[QUOTE=JetPotato;4045298]It's not really a difficult one to answer. It's because of fear.
Fears based on total ignorance. Like the fear that if Alex and Kyle from San Francisco are allowed to marry, it will somehow cheapen and affect the marriage of Mike and Sally in New Jersey.
Or insane fears with no scientific basis about addiction and society crumbling if we let people smoke a joint (making these decisions from our ivory towers while sipping whiskey). Nevermind the economic benefits, reduced crime and increased quality of life it would offer. Baseless fear is far more powerful than logic.
Or fears that the entire world hates us simply because we're better than them. So we better invade them all! Kill, spend, invade!!!! Sacrifice our children!!! Kill, kill, kill!!!! (and then blame our massive deficit on a radio station)[/QUOTE]
When I was young I voted Democratic (mostly) simply based on the social issues. I didn't give a **** about economics or foreign policy or ANYTHING.
Now that I'm and old fart, with a little more understanding, I would embrace someone who presented them selves as a social liberal, fiscal conservative.
Will we EVER see anyone like that? Why is it impossible? I guess because they would never get the nod from either party.