Because if you are a woman and Mitt Romney wins you may lose your reproductive rights meaning -no abortion AND possibly no IVF. (Check out Ryan's Sanctity of Human Life Act)
Because Obama passed national healthcare coverage.
Because Obama actually killed the man responsible for 9/11.
Obama ended the war in Iraq.
|My polling place at 8a.m.|
Obama is not perfect, but he he means what he says.
Because a community organizer is always more in touch with the people than a millionaire businessman.
Because Romney straight up called 47% of people (the people he believes wouldn't vote for him) victims and people who feel entitled to healthcare and housing.
Today, President Obama played basketball with Scottie Pippen. He plays basketball on election days, a superstition he truly believes in. i.e. He is a real human being.
The only tears I've seen Obama cry are today in Iowa when he thanked all of the people that have helped him with this campaign.
|My polling place 30 minutes later - angry and excited|
Because I heard way too many Republicans (including Ryan) talk about their various definitions of rape. Rape is rape. Period. It is alway violent.
Because I truly don't believe Romney or the Republican party gives a shit about me - a woman with student loan debt.
Because top-down economics still doesn't make any sense to me. Because the country is hurting so bad, HOW does a tax cut for corporations and the 1% help the country grow?
Because Romney spoke to the American people like we were stupid and more than flip-flopped on nearly everything on his platform, most notable where he stood with the automobile industry bail-out.
Because I like my presidents real and although I am sure there is corruption and stretched facts possibly lies on Obama's side, at his core he is a man that has spent his life working for the people. Because I will vote against social conservatism every day of the week. Because Romney admitted that human rights are not a priority for him unless serving American interests. Because change is messy and imperfect but progress takes patience and I have another four years of it.
|Me after I voted|
I no longer question if it counts, but rather feel grateful
for the chance to have my voice noted and proud that I
exercise my hard fought right to do so.