Election 2012: How Parents Are Voting
Having kids totally changes the way we view political issues. With the help of NBC News and a group of opinionated moms and dads, we find out exactly how
57% say being a parent makes you a better president
Tania: [Having kids] doesn't make you better, just more aware.
Jesse: Even if the president has kids, I hope it isn't affecting policy. I don't want you tackling issues based on your children's best interests, but based on America's best interests.
Are you OK with your children joining the military?
50% of dads would support their child's decision to join the military
30% of moms would support their child's decision to join the military
Jesse: It would be their decision, but honestly, it did a lot of good for me.
Kate Snow: But what if your child came home and said, “Dad, I'm going.”
Jesse: I would make sure they're doing it for the right reasons. If they say, “I want to drive a tank,” I'm not supporting that. On the other hand, our pediatrician got his training in the army. They paid for his medical school. Education is a good reason.