The big day is finally here. Fired up voters are out and about, filling up polling centers all across the country. It has been a very emotional year as both political candidates laid forth their arguments and spammed our TV screens with campaign ads. Now it’s over and the choice lies in our hands. With baited breath, we wait to see who will emerge victor. Of course, my bets are with the incumbent, President Barack Obama.
I am voting to see Obamacare through: to see tax hikes on the rich. I am voting to protect a woman’s right to choose when she should give birth. I am voting in support of equality and gay rights. I am voting because I do not wish to see a war in Iran or Syria and feel that all diplomatic measures should be exhausted. I am voting for education and funding for inner-city schools that are so terribly in need. There are so many minds that require cultivating– one can only imagine what we have lost by ignoring the needs and aspirations of the less fortunate. I am voting to retain a liberal and diverse Supreme Court. I am voting for a Democratic majority in the Senate. I am voting to maintain regulations designed to protect us against the predatory practices of Wall Street. I am voting because the poor to middle-class are the driving force behind our economy and mustn’t be ignored. Change is upon us and I’m not giving up.
Let us remember this day, win or lose, as a day of battle– a fight for liberty and justice. Let us send the GOP packing and let them know that enough is enough. They got us into this mess and as much as they would have you forget, we simply cannot.
Below is a snapshot of the President at his last ever campaign rally last night:
Update: Barack Obama was re-elected, acquiring the 270 electoral votes required to win. The final electoral count rests at 332 for President Barack Obama, 206 for Mitt Romney. President Obama also won the popular vote with a total of 61,678,507.