Election Day 2012 will not only go down as one of the most historic ones but also the one that angered many. Until now I have tried to abstain from my views and thoughts regarding said election because of the sensitivity of the topic. Politics in general is a no no in my book when it comes to talking about it because people tend to get very uptight when discussing it especially when it came to this year’s election. Actually, it was more of a civil war that broke out. Here are my thoughts regarding this whole situation of which will be my last time discussing it.
As you know, Obama won a second term which angered many. While I can understand why, there’s really nothing we can do about it. America is a democratic country which means we have a right to vote whomever we choose without any restrictions attached. It’s hard to know who voted for who (although based on my research majority of voters picked Romney) but the way I see it, we haven’t had a “good” President since Reagan. So even if Romney had won, who’s to say he would have done better then Obama or Bush?
Four years ago we made history by voting in the first black President. Four years ago we were in similar situations that we are in now. While I’m not happy about it, I have to say that he won the election because of several factors:
THE WAR IN IRAQ
Say what you will about this but Obama had promised to get the troops home in a reasonable amount of time and he did. He systematically ended the war and gave Iraq what they had sought for years. Give the man credit where it’s due.
OSAMA BIN LADEN
When it comes to this, people are pretty ignorant. They say that it was the Navy Seals that killed him. Yes, this is true. However the President ordered the hit allowing them to do so. They had one chance to do this and it was down in the middle of the night and in secrecy. With Osama dead so is Al Queda. Well, they are still around but not as big as a presence as they were before. I believe Romney was quoted as saying killing Osama was wrong (I’m not sure though).
Many people criticized him for acting to quickly. Huh? Why is this a bad thing? He came to our aid when we needed it the most. Although he did offer to survey NY, our idiot Mayor turned him down (he won NY anyway). While Gov Christie is a Republican, he welcomed Obama with open arms and he said” This is what two people do in times like these because it’s the mature thing to do.” In my opinion, I believe this is why the President got all of NJ because in their hour of need he came to them.
I don’t know how many people remember this as it happened awhile back but when the industry was in trouble, Obama came to it’s aid to bail them out. It was a risky move for the Government but imagine what would have happened had they not done so. As a thank you for having their jobs saved, Michigan voted for Obama. A state that usually goes to the Republicans.
I watched bits and pieces of this. Read most of it in order to understand it better. While doing so, I realized that Romney reminded me much of McCain who was running four years ago and Romney was acting just like him. I remember vividly how McCain answered every time he was asked a question by telling us about his time as a POW. Well fine but what does that have to do with the question that was asked. When Romney was asked about his plans, his answer was “They’ll be reveled when I’m in the White House.” Really? That confident? Why can’t you have reveled it during the debates when you had the chance? If I am going to vote for you I want to know why… Where do you stand on this and this? How will you get America back to where she should be? Also, to me, Paul Ryan looks like a young Ross Perot.
Biden, to me, is a really good speaker. He had my attention the entire time. He was articulate and to the point and knew what he was talking about while Ryan just seemed to keep lying at all costs and do we really want someone like that in office? I mean I saw right through Romney. Something about him just kept rubbing me the wrong way. Came Election Night and Romney was so confident that he’d win that it was being reported that he didn’t bother to write a concession speech(He also waited till the last minute to call Obama hoping for a turnaround that never had a chance) unlike Obama who had one for each just in case.
I’m not going to praise Obama and say all is right with everything he did because he’s not perfect but I do try to understand the issues and what he did so far like a rational person and then I weighed that with Romney’s vision and it just didn’t seem like it was adding up. While I’m not taking sides, I went back and re read the ideals of both candidates and I realized that like every President before him, Obama had to come and finish the job started by Bush and while he may not have done many things that I may or may not agree with, I do believe that people are entitled to a second chance. This time, maybe he can prove people wrong. By the way, the fact that Ryan and Romney both lost their home state to Obama should really tell you something. And honestly, this race was over before it began. No one expected a winner to be declared so early and we won’t know how it happened but it became a historic night.
In the end though, he is our President whether we like it or not. Will never know why people went for him instead of Mitt and frankly I don’t care only because there’s nothing that can be done about it. It is what it is. But to be angry about it or blame everything on him really is irrelevant. People seem to be quick to judge him without knowing facts and at the end of the day facts are facts and you can’t change that. It may seem like he’s doing things that you may not like but then again, we don’t know the whole story. So all we can do is suck it up for another four years and hope for the best.