Although there will be rhetoric around these issues of concern, it should not influence your vote in terms of getting what you actually want.
THE KEY ISSUES ARE:
Managing the economy so that we have growth and the atmosphere where business can prosper.
A huge Social Security and Medicare unfunded liabilities (owed to our retirees, the amount we fall short after our revenues) of $100 trillion.
A $16 trillion dollar national debt.
Huge deficits that will, for sure, cause middle class tax increases
If these aren't taken care of, then monies for other things will not be available; not even for good causes.
No matter who is elected, these items are locked in anyway, due to other factors.
Abortion rights will stay in, nationwide consensus. [Romney has stated, though it is misunderstood, that, though he favors right to life he would not vote for it only if there was a "national consensus" for it, stating that that is clearly not the case now. He will always be a President for the people, all the people. In any event, the current actuality in the US guarantees that abortion rights will stay in place.] Read the article citing the statistics Pro-life Vs. Pro-Choice.
Assure safety net for the poor - Romney has promised to fix any parts that are broken. They will be taken care of and he will assure that the competence and systems are in place to make that work. He has always cared for the poor.
Education - Through efficiency and effectiveness, with controlled costs, he will pull together the states (who are responsible for our education) to pool monies and share work together - all for greater improvement but at less cost. [Massachusetts was #1 in education.]