With the probability of a second term with Obama looking better than ever, as we sit here and count down the days until election time, many can’t help but question: what if Obama does win? If we can recall back to 2008, all across America, people craved for a leader who could unite and lift us from war and an economic downfall. True to American’s expectations, many invested their trust and hope into a different type of president, we signed up for a change. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek” – Barack Obama. On the campaign trail, President Barack Obama’s economic message has been fairly simple and consistent. Just as similar to the last presidential election, President Obama’s goals have stayed intact and his intentions to invest in education, small businesses, clean energy, infrastructure, and cut taxes for companies that bring jobs back to the U.S. have stayed strong.
As the talk around campus escalates of who will be voting for who, a common conversation regarding “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” or more formally known as ObamaCare, makes it clear for most students that having President Obama elected again is crucial. Besides ObamaCare, there are many other reasons that shape our vote towards Obama. A recent study was done via Facebook, targeting the ’80s and ’90s generations and it shows that the number of Facebook likes for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the 2012 election, as of Oct. 2, Obama has a distinct lead on Romney with about 29 million Facebook likes. Being president takes immaculate people skills and having Obama represent the United States of America for yet another four years will continue to help mend our relationship with outlier countries. Whereas if Romney wins, a common conception is that he will immediately follow into the Bush era and destroy the progress we have built with other countries by starting multiple wars especially for Israel. This is what makes Romney extremely unpopular. Popular or not, Mr. Obama still has his work cut out for him. He may well pick up where he left off, but at least he’s more than willing to listen to we the people as he does so. “Change doesn’t come from Washington. Change comes to Washington” – Barack Obama.