Getting back on topic, some issues that would force me to vote for any candidate, regardless of anything else:
Unhindered stemm cell research.
I don't appreciate how the government can look at the potential SC research has to offer, and say "pass". Sure, you could use legally and consentually obtained stem cells, sure, you would save billions of lives (over time), but nah...that'd be against god.
I bet no one is going to agree with me on this one, since I have yet to find anyone who does, but you have the religious right saying that "medical procedure is murder", and everyone else saying they don't care about the issue, or women have the right to choose (well i think men should have a right too, we're the ones that have to pay for said child). In my eyes, a baby shouldn't be considered life until it can survive on its own. I don't mean find its own food and stuff, but I mean not dying shortly after being born. Premature babies would have absolutely no chance of surviving if it wasn't for hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more) in medical care. Until 8 months or whatever, when a child can survive without critical care, medical procedure should be perfectly legal and NOT AN ISSUE. Of course, the people that get mad about medical procedure think they have god on their side, but wait...how many people throughout history have thought they had god on their side, and proved to be wrong? Oh wait...all of them.
Abolish welfare and social security.
I don't like my hard earned money going to other people. If you work a mediocre job because of lack of education, disability, whathaveyou...when you retire, move somewhere cheap like Oklahoma or Bulgaria. If you don't have the foresight to save and budget your own money and expect the gov't to do it for you: thanks for playing the game of life...you lose.