For the first time since I was able to vote, I stayed up till 2 AM and watched the election results and the speeches. And while I had not been involved in the actual political process in this election, I felt invested in the outcome.
I came from a family who was divided (one parent republican and one democratic). Each had their own ideas and was outspoken in expressing them. My mother was a councilwoman. They always talked in terms of what “so and so” would do for the people of this country, each candidate having pluses and minuses. I think in the end, they likely voted right along the party line because back then I think each party had some really good ideas and unique ways of handling things they had planned for their city, state, county, or country.
This time, I feel that America voted their hearts. I know I did. Just this week someone came to my office and was joking with me about voting for Barack Obama — I wasn’t joking when I said I would be voting for him. They were seriously appalled, and of course a discussion ensued. I said Mr. Obama is “an evil I know, as opposed to one I don’t” and meant that I knew where Mr. Obama stood on many issues and didn’t really know where Mr. Romney stood at all. I told them my vote goes to whom I think will be the best person for the job, not because I am a member of either party. I said I didn’t trust Mr. Romney because I never saw him clearly outline any plan for this country, just rhetoric about changing, eliminating, and fixing. That “secrecy” did not sit well with me. And while I am all for changing, eliminating and fixing — I would have liked him to outline how he planned to do that. Instead it was more a campaign of persuasion ~ “I’ll fix it, just trust me.” Lots of people bought that and did decide to cast their vote for him, but I don’t work that way. You can tell me an investment is good, but I want to see the proof, the trend, the outcome over the last years, and I want to know why you think it’s going to continue on that path.
In the end, I will always vote for whom I feel is right for this country, whether they be democrat or republican, old or young, white, green or even purple. I think the republican party let the American people down with their choice of Mr. Romney as the candidate – I think it’s about time they reassess what AMERICA wants, not what they want for America. It’s the health of this country and the people who call it home that I want them to have as the basis of their agenda. I sincerely feel that if Barack Obama didn’t think he could be a good fit for the job, and couldn’t continue to try and fix issues facing America, he wouldn’t have ran for a second term.
Congratulations Mr. President – I have high hopes and expectations that you will be able to steer this ship we call America onto a better and more prosperous path in your next four years.
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Although, I did vote for Romney,….You made some good points of discussion. God is in charge, so it is for the best. The people where Romney came from weren’t even for him and that speaks loud and clear to my instincts.
I have been appalled at the divisiveness between the President, House & Senate – there are some individuals who work for the betterment of the USA but I hate that they spend most of their time putting each other down.
Don’t get me started… there are still too many government officials that I think aren’t really in it for the “people” of this country, but for the power and influence it affords them. But you are right, forget about who did what to whom and why… and get busy fixing our deficit and other issues!
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