FeelLikeAStranger started a thread asking people whom they would vote for from the opposite party, and it kind of goes along with an idea I had recently.
Most of us here in the Cafe have already made up our minds about the presidential candidates. However, is there anything that could change your mind? If you're a Romney supporter, is there an event that could cause you to switch your vote to Obama? Same for the Obama supporters... what would change your mind?
For me, it would take a series of events rather than just one thing. Despite the policy differences, I find Obama to be a reasonably likeable guy. I don't buy into the notion that he is trying to destroy America (though I do think he wants to make some pretty radical changes). If Romney were to do something that caused me to really question his character, I'd have a hard time voting for him. I'm not talking about cutting a kid's hair in high school. I'm talking about something really damning, like John Edwards-esque. I mentioned more than once that I had a hard time ever getting behind Newt Gingrich because of his personal issues, and it would be the same with Romney.
I can't say that alone would push me to Obama. I'd probably not vote at all if that happened. However, if you combine a Romney character issue with massive economic growth over the next few months, there is a chance.