It’s almost time to sit down and watch the results come in, and I’m starting to feel a little bit giddy.
This is the first election that I have actually been able to participate in. I won’t actually be able to vote, thanks to the wonderful world of governmental bureaucracy but I will, however, be able to say that at the end of the road, I did whatever was in my power to make sure that the right candidate got elected.
If Obama gets elected again, then I don’t know what I’ll do. I’ll probably end up deleting my Twitter account and going into some sort of a reclusive state for a couple months because all of my relentless button tapping will have been for naught. This is about to be the closest election in the history of the country, and I won’t be able to vote in it so I’ve been doing everything I can when it comes to social media to campaign for Romney and get Obama out of office.
In the beginning, I was sort of wishy-washy about who I actually wanted to be the Republican nominee. I knew that I liked Ron Paul, and he was my consistent favorite for the most part, but I also liked some of what Newt Gingrich said and I liked some of the stuff that the other candidates said (with the exception of Rick Perry). I knew that Romney was probably going to win the nomination just because he appealed to most of the moderates, and I knew that if Ron Paul was to miraculously win the nomination, there was no way that he was going to stand up against Obama in a general election.
After the primaries were over and both of the major parties had their nominees, I moved over to my libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson. I knew for a fact that he was never going to win, but after reading up on what he truly believed and wanted for the country, I thought that he was the best candidate for what I wanted for the nation as well, and I didn’t really like either of the candidates for the main parties.
Then I watched that first debate, and I sort of woke up. One of the main reasons that I don’t like Mitt Romney is because of his overly conservative viewpoints when it comes to social issues. However, we aren’t in a place right now as a nation where social issues should be the issues that dictate who we choose to run the country. We should be making decisions based on fiscal policy. And since my #1 priority is making sure that Obama does not have another 4 years to continue to screw this country over, I think that everyone with a brain should vote for Mitt Romney to be the next President of the United States.