MACKEY - In the quiet, blue collar community of Mackey, Indiana in Gibson County, Winkidinks, a local connivance store and eatery, stays busy with nearby workers coming in for a quick lunch.
It was clear from the moment we arrived the economy would be the big issue in this town with its everyone knows everyone kind of feel.
Voter Cindy Condra says, "Unemployment; people are having to move closer to bigger cities to find the jobs."
Greg Claspell, a local contractor, asks, "Am I going to have a retirement? What's my children, what's my grandchildren going to do? What's going to happen to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid?"
They are concerns many American families are running in to; concerns, many feel aren't getting better.
Claspell explains, "There really is no middle class anymore. You either have it or you don't have it. Until that turns around and some of that wealth is spread out among everybody the country is going to be hurting for years to come."
Though this year's sting of severe storms keeps this contractor's work steady, the economic outlook remains worrisome for he and his workers.
"You've got to have a future that you can hope on and plan for and there's just so many people that don't have that future. I think that's a big let down for the American people."
Claspell says, even with less than a month to go in this election, he remains undecided.
"I understand that Obama, when he came in, he inherited a bad economy. I think he's done a good job of stopping the bleeding but he hasn't reversed it yet."
And Romney's 47 percent comment didn't rub Claspell the right way.
"He's not living in the real world. He needs to be out there and find out what those 47% are living on and what they're getting by with. Week to week, you don't know what's going to happen."
Condra also worries about the economy. But she's also concerned with how the candidates are running their campaigns. "I was an undecided voter and I fall toward the apathetic side. I'll still get out and vote but, a lot of what I got tired of was hearing the negativity. Show me what you can do for our country. I already know what's bad."
In smaller communities like Mackey, the affects of a still slumping economy are seen everywhere you look and remain in the voices of the voter.
"I would prefer they'd stick to the facts about what their platform is versus the bashing back and fourth between the candidates."
"Tell me what you can do to further our communities and our country and get us back as a country that all other countries look up to."