Why Barack Obama Had My Vote...Again

President Barack Obama

Even though the Orlando Sentinel backed Mitt Romney in the 2012 Presidential Race, they did publish this amazing photo of the winner!
Even though the Orlando Sentinel backed Mitt Romney in the 2012 Presidential Race, they did publish this amazing photo of the winner! | Source

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I'm in for 2012

I have no regrets at all about casting my vote for Obama in 2008 and I intend to vote for him again in 2012. I'm not a political junkie. I'm certainly not an idiot or an Obamanite who drank the kool-aid. I'm a mother and grandmother, I want a president who respects women and doesn't consider them a list to be kept in binders. I am neither a Republican or a Democrat. I am an independent voter. I vote for the person, not the party. I think political parties should NOT exist.

I believe that Obama has the capability to make this country better if given the chance and support. I'm not going to defend what he's done or hasn't done. I feel what I feel and that's that. I consider our political parties a bit of a joke. Granted, at least ours is more sane than other countries. They just tend to lack maturity and are greedy.

The first time I listened to Obama conduct an interview I was impressed with his persona. He was a senator in Chicago. Silently I thought that it would be nice if ran for president. A few months later he made his announcement. I was thrilled and no longer silent.

I didn't think he would make it through the primaries but he did. I was flabbergasted. I have a tendency to cheer for the underdog. I also admired McCain until he brought out his "big guns" and announced that Sarah Palin was his running mate. Done deal. I knew then and there that Obama would become our POTUS in 2008. I was 44 years old and voted for the first time in my life and was proud of my choice.

Barack Obama & Joe Biden for 2012

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Obama Mama enjoying her Kool-Aid.

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President Obama 2008

When he won it was a surreal moment not only for myself, but for millions of Americans. I often imagine what could have been and that frightens me. There's a tiny chance it could still happen but impossible, I hope.

Some Obama supporters have now turned their backs on our President. He's human, he's not a superhero. He's trying, even though the constant bashing would say otherwise. I think with a bit more support from fellow Americans we would all benefit. This article isn't about me trying to change your mind or opinions. We are all capable of using our best judgement.

Politics and religion are two things I believe are personal and I don't normally voice my opinions on them. I am sharing this because I feel I need to. I'm just a bit fed up with the negativity. All the haters frustrate me. I truly believe that it doesn't matter who is POTUS, there will always be complainers. It's always been that way. It doesn't matter what this man does the negativity is aimed at him in full force. What about the positive things he has done, where is his atta boy every now and then? Seriously if you think about it who would even want that job. Not me!

I imagine other countries laughing at us. First we had Palin and then Trump...we could do so much better. Granted, they provide job security for nighttime comics but we need some serious competition from the GOP. Mitt Romney is not serious competition, in my opinion.

I guarantee there are going to be some people reading this and thinking that I'm brainwashed. I'm not. I am an analytical person who will peel the onion until there is nothing left. I believe that one has to earn trust and it doesn't come easy. I allow the benefit of the doubt. I believe that there is good in everyone, even if they don't realize it themselves.

I trust that the Obama's have a lot to offer this country. Michelle is a mother who wants the best for her children and in the meanwhile will look out for the youth of our nation.

In addition I'd like to thank President Barack Obama for the Home Modification Program. Even though we had to use this program for an unfortunate hardship we appreciate the reduction in our mortgage payment.

I'd also like to thank you for ObamaCare. Because of this program my family and a few friends have been able to get the health-care they need and needed in which they might never have been able to obtain.

These are just two of the reasons I'm thankful for the Obama Administration. I've been called an idiot and been told I've been brainwashed among other foul remarks, but just like the POTUS I take a licking and keep on ticking.

President Barack Obama 2012

Congratulations to President Barack Obama! What an electrifying election! November 6th 2012 was a nail biter for many. Millions of people were on the edge of their seats awaiting final results. The electoral votes were pouring in and adding up. At 11:18 p.m. CNN announced our next president. What a relief! What an honor! What a celebration!

Being a resident of Florida, our sore loser Governor Rick Scott still hasn't called the state for you, but we all know you won Florida! Way to go! Heck, even Big Bird is relieved that his job is secure. Women no longer need to be concerned about being placed in binders.

I often wonder if the election results would have been different. If the people who were rooting for Mitt Romney shared why they were supporting him instead of bashing you, could Mitt have possibly won? Probably not, but my belief is negativity gets a person no where.

President Barack Obama is for the people. I have spoken with people who earn more than $250,000 and they have no problem with paying a little bit more in taxes to help get this country back on track. I believe in them, I believe in you! Let's rock!

Disclaimer: This is my point of view. I have no intention of debating how I feel. I'm not judging anyone for their beliefs. We are all entitled to our opinions. Obama for 2012. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Mich B 5 years ago

I like the photo of the happy Obama family :)


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JOE BARNETT 5 years ago

it's a great and intelligent point of view also. the haters tend to ramble and say the same things over and over and over again. obama is a thug ha ha ha obama is the elite harvard educated guy. last time i heard that was a good thing ha ha ha . now i heard today he is the limosine hollywood class is that good or bad , lets see reagan from hollywood(good) obama not from hollywood but they say he is(bad). birther, are they insane or what? you tell them 2 plus 2 equals 4, they say no, it equals 5. then you take rocks and show them" seeee, 2 rocks plus 2 rocks equals 4 rocks. then they saY NO 5. THEN THE NSA AND THE FBI check and say "he can be the president. they take a spit a tobacca n say "nope". the point being made here is that they don't like the man ... solely for fictitious reasons. fantasy fears. you ask why do you say that and they say " well that jes' how i feel, based on what beck and hannity and trump have said ha ha ha. obama is a reasoned thinker. his ideas work to benefit the most for the least....... always! they said they would sue the health care and did in a few states. all were thrown out. ALL of their words ring hollow....ALWAYS! there is not one thing that they have accomplished since 2008 except foot dragging. they never offer anything ever only eliminating and foot dragging. mccain looked like a grocery store clerk he does not have the image and sarah palin was the equivalent to the mayor of mayberry. the competition is romney, make me laugh, a mormon( read the origination to mormonism) then tell me if you want, or anybody in there right mind would hire that man to run this country. romney is nothing more than a joiner of clubs. part of the good old boys club. the country would be "WRECKED" if he gets in from doing his buddies favors.obama has a lot to offer and we haven't had enough time for hime to use it. i'm all but certain he will win again! don't listen to the naysayers, just watch to see how nothing they "EVER" say comes true! nice to meet you. stop by sometime>


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thanks for the input Joe it's much appreciated. I'll be sure and stop by!


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I adore that photo also :)


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Dave Ligler 5 years ago

The POTUS has all the tools and deserves more time to put forward his agenda. The Party of NO has done NOthing, gone NOwhere and likes to help NOone unless you are rich already and can help their campaigns. We deserve better !!! Obama 2012 !!


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Exactly concept with the NO's, creative indeed. Thank u!


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James Agbogun 5 years ago

"I am an analytical person who will peel the onion until there is nothing left." I must first commend you for this word.

It is surprising to note that they are still making the mistakes they made during the last presidential campaign. Perhaps, they might have performed better if they took on policies. But prefered personal attacks, association, race and birth. So disappointing that Trump is still questioning birth, a tactic that failed before, and will fail again.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I'm not surprised James. They have nothing else and that's awesome! It's embarrasing on their part. It's also frustrating on our part. Like I said they are giving the comics job security.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

You make some very solid points....I think it is very hard to figure out who I will support....will Clinton take on Obama again?.....who will be the GOP candidate?....only time will answer these questions...great hub....great writing...voted up


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I think Clinton is doing a excellent job as SOS and i wouldn't want her to leave it. She'd have my vote also so that would be awkward for me. Thanks for the UP Bruce!


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

I appreciate that you have come forward with a positive viewpoint. It's a nice change of pace.

up/useful


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Amen Fay! I thought it was time well spent voicing my opinion. Thank you!


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glassvisage 5 years ago from Northern California

Thank you for this Hub. I feel that lately I have seen so much negativity around President Obama, and my local paper has letters to the editor basically calling Obama useless. I still have faith as long as he does.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

And a BIG Thank you right back at you glassvisage! OMG between the sideshows and carnival barkers this has become quite an embarassment! If only the GOP could get a legit candidate to run against Obama maybe Trump and Palin will finally be pushed aside.


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geegee77 5 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

Omg it looks like we have another thing in common lol, I also voted for the first time in 08, and I will vote for him again! Im in:) ge


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Yeah geegee!!! We got O's back! :)


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yenajeon 5 years ago from California

I also was so excited to vote for Obama in 08 anticipating much needed change in our economy, government etc. I will most likely be voting Obama again but not with much enthusiasm. I just know that the Reps won't have a better candidate..


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I understand yena but you have to consider the mess he walked in to and it takes time to fix the previous prez's errors. I'm curious who the rep's will get...Trump, Palin, Gingrich so far not good...at all.


Carrie Manson 5 years ago

I love Obama, before yesterday I had never questioned anything he has done. I don't have a good opinion about him agreeing with cuts to medicare ect. to come to a deal with the rethugs. I am on disability in WI where Gov. Scott Walker has already assaulted my sense of morality,and the programs me and my child need. I hope this is some kind of strategy to confuse the rethugs or something


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Jaspals 5 years ago from India / Australia

Very clear hearted support. Like it. Voted up.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you for stopping by and for your support.


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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Can you imagine what this man would have accomplished, if not blocked by a Republican congress for all this time?


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I agree 2besure. BO takes a licking but he'll keep on ticking.


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ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Hi Sunshine...

When my roomies dragged me to an Obama Rally (in Carson City, NV) I was actually a Hillary Clinton supporter (yeah...it was still this part of the campaign).

Anywho...small room and I got shunted outside to wait in the cold for a peek into the building. A guy came by...said the candidate was coming in through the side entrance and he was going to "work the line" ...

Yeah...I scampered over there...I actually got to shake his hand and say, "Good luck, Senator." He said, "Thanks." Yeah...still get shivers...

So I left the rally...went back to supporting Hillary (Hillary falls apart). I back the nominee (obviously).

Like you I do not regret my choice and I will be voting for him again in 2012.

I have to wonder if the President tells this story about me to his friends. Yeah...I'm sure he does...


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Thought! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your story! I so enjoyed it! I'm excited for you to always have that memory! I was also a Hillary fan...I still am! The Prez is in Orlando tonight (10/11/11) for a Fundraiser, I wish I was there but I couldn't spare the $1,500 Maybe next time! :)


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pedrn44 4 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

This si a great hub, Sunshine! It's been so long since I have heard anyone support Obama. He walked into such a mess and needs some time and support to make the changes that will set us on the right path. I will also support him in 2012!


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Hello Sunshine (that's so cool), Very well done. Thanks for writing. Voted up and voted yes!


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

How did I miss this hub for so long! I am sooooo tired of Obama being kicked around for things that weren't his doing, and for trying to make the best of the mess he inherited with NO help from the thugs in the Party of Our Way or NO way. How refreshing to read a hub about our POTUS that isn't full of unearned cheap shots!

That said, I have to admit that I had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the Obama camp. I used to have a poster with pics of all the prezzes up through Bush 41. I'd ask my kids if they found anything odd about it. "Funny clothes" (referring to Washington and early 19thC prezzes)...never "They're all men and they're all white".

So along comes Hilary with 8 years of in-the-trenches experience in the White House. Bingo. My money was on her. Never mind I cried when Obama spoke at the 2004 Dem convention and **knew** he'd be POTUS. Just never dreamed he'd run in '08. Too soon. What do I know? When he did run and WON, I thought 'at least the faces in the next edition of that poster wouldn't be all white'.

So he wasn't my first choice in '08, but he IS my choice in '12. There was a time that this registered Dem would occasionally vote for an "R" candidate for a "minor" office if I was sure he/she was better qualified than the "D" candidate. Wild horses couldn't make me do that now, or ever again. No way, Jose.

Hillary once said 'Democrats get elected to clean up the messes Republicans made' and that's certainly truer than ever now. When Obama once again has a Dem Congress to back him up (which he will!), better fasten your seat belts, folks, 'cause it's going to be one wild, exciting ride!

Voted UP and AWwwwwwwsome! ;D


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you for sharing your point of view Jama! Your thoughts are appreciated. Obama for 2012!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Great hub. One thing I can say about the President is that he will have little credible competition in the upcoming election. Voting up.


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molometer 4 years ago

Well said, I think considering what Obama inherited from the previous administration he has done an incredible job so far.

Voted up and useful.


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American View 4 years ago from Plano, Texas

Very well written hub. Your beliefs are yours and no one should tell you how to vote. I like Obama as a person. He comes off intelligent, funny, a good family man, and well spoken. I disagree with his policies and where he has lead us. The Republicans are not putting their best up there for the people to chose from. In Fact, the only one I would have voted for was Jon Huntsman. This is the first time since I started voting in 1980 that I do not know who to vote for, I know who I will not be voting for.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you for your comments Tammy, Michael and George. I'm happy to see how we could agree to agree and also agree to disagree!:)


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

((HUGS)) to you, Sunshine. I love how you state what you think and stick to it. Bravo. Beautiful and well-done. :)


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2besure 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I believe he will win, if they get that voter registration mess stopped in so many states.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Cyndi and 2besure...it's looking good!:)


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mia capretta 4 years ago from North America

I think that as the 2012 race has evolved the differences have become clearer... negativity and blame on one side and thoughtful, respectful, solution-based dialogue, resulting in action, on the other. The heros in my world don't point fingers, they point forward! I'm in for 2012... thank you for your thoughts, Sunshine.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hello Mia, Thank you for your thoughts and for sharing them with us. I'm glad you're in!:)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Sunshine, I've been wanting to read this hub for a while; I just hadn't gotten around to it. I like it a lot. I think that our party system keeps a lot of people from admitting that Obama might be okay. They have to stick to their dadgum party! I think he has tried to do some things, improve things as President, but has had the party system to fight. Besides, that, I just like the guy and his family. They're so down to earth. I like to hear him talk about regular things, like the NCAA tournament. And did you see his wife on Ellen doing push-ups? I like them. I can't help it. I enjoyed your hub. Voted up and all the way across!


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daisynicolas 4 years ago from Alaska

Your hub speaks volumes of what Obama is about as a person, a man, a father, a husband and best of all as an American. On November 2012 I will cast my first vote as an American to the paragon of what America is.


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Everybody should remember the president doesn't make laws or pass out the $$, Congress does. We don't do Obama any favors if we vote him in for another term UNLESS we give him a Democrat-controlled Congress to help him do the magic I know he's capable of. What we've been waiting for for these last 3 1/2 years.

No president can get anything done with a Congress whose ONLY priority is voting against everything that might make a prez from the other side of the aisle look good. So in November, I'll not only be putting an X next to Obama, I'll be putting an X next to every "D" candidate, too. Local, state AND federal. That's the ONLY way to stop the Rethug war on the 99%!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Vicki, Daisy and Jama for your comments. I, along with the POTUS appreciate your thoughts.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

I am looking forward to election day, so I can cast my vote for Obama again. He is intelligent, articulate, reasonable, and is looking out for the country's best interests. Hopefully, he will have the support of Congress this time.


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American View 4 years ago from Plano, Texas

Jama,

Just a quick note, Obama had complete control of Congress and the Democrats were in the majority for the first two years of his Presidency.Now that you know he already had a Democrat-controlled Congress to "help him do his magic", do you still think he is capable?


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

The answer would be "Yes, we can" AV :)


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Nathan Orf 4 years ago from Virginia

It always frustrates me when I hear Conservative extremists (and I know a few) bash Obama in an incoherent, vaguely insulting way, instead of treating the office of the Presidency with some respect. It also frustrates me when I see or hear Conservatives refer to the Democratic Party as the "Democrat Party". It is meant to be an insult, and shows how high their level of maturity is.

I hope Obama wins, but I am not so sure he will, anymore. But I think few Democrats who can vote will decide not to vote. We all know the consequences of a Romney Presidency. Thanks for this hub. Voted up.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Nathan, Thank you for your comment on Obama's birthday weekend! I am thinking positive and I know he will win! Your thoughts are appreciated!


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Julie DeNeen 4 years ago from Clinton CT

Great job on this hub Linda. I will keep all my political opinions to myself, since I am notorious for being a rabble rouser :) Voting up!


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Uninvited Writer 4 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

I'm in Canada but if I were in the USA I would be voting for Obama.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Glad you pointed this one out again...I missed this the first time around. I can only say this was a good hub and well thought out. I am disillusioned with the entire process and what happens to anyone once elected, but that's a whole 'nother story.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Linda -

Does it really matter? The president is only a figurehead and a scapegoat. That's why Congress only allows him two terms. They figure that after that, his value as such is gone and it's time for a new one to catch the eye of the public. Until we limit these same congressmen to two term maximums, we are only fooling ourselves. The associations these lifers have are deeper than any representation of the people commitment...excuse me, they have no commitment to the people. Only a commitment to those multi million dollar corporations that keep them in office and fill there pockets with cash. At one time, it was called graft. Now, it's called lobbying. Good Hub!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Julie ~ Susan ~ Mary ~ Richard ... Thank you for your comments and support! Team Obama 2012.


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Daughter Of Maat 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

Obama 2012! YA! Anyone who doesn't understand why airplane windows are sealed should not be allowed to run a country!


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MelChi 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

He's not my president, but I wish he was!! You're right, he is only human - and the haters will pick on just about anything and the smallest of details to go, "See! That's why he shouldn't be President!" It's ridiculous. Try having a president like what Zimbabwe have and then come and talk to me! Great job here Linda, loved it! Voted up and awesome! Go Obama!!! :)


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I agree some people were expecting Obama to be a superhero. But look what he had to work with. He did what he could. I know if I were him I wouldn't be able to have maintained my composure or dignity as well.

It's going to be a rough road until the election and I'm sure he knows that.

And I'm glad for Obamacare as well. Most people don't seem to realize what alot of us go through just to see the doctor or get a checkup. And I think with the proper maintenance, it can remedy the sore spot our healthcare system has become.

Excellent hub!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I watched the debate last night and I was disappointed in the way Obama came across. I don't like Rommey, and I was hoping Obama would "knock his socks off".

I will vote for Obama: I want him in for another term!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Mary, I don't blame Obama for his 'tude at the debates. It was his 20th Wedding Aniversary, I wouldn't want to spend it with Romney either. He'll be back in action for the next debate :)


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Well said, Sunshine. :) I wish he hadn't had to spend his 20th with his arch nemesis. LOL.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I agree CC. We got Obama's back! Woot!


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2besure 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I am voting for Obama again! He is clearly the better candidate. I don't trust any candidate that has been as secretive or who has blatantly lied as much as Romney.


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Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

As a European, I certainly feel more close to Obama I have to say. Nevertheless, yesterday I felt disappointed to be honest. I found him passive and very defensive! I still wonder why he was that defensive...

Anyway, there still long way to go! Let's wait and see.

Thanks for the interesting article sunshine. Voted up.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

2besure! Yes you are quite sure you are making the best choice for you. And many, many others.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Mike, I'm sure POTUS had his reasons, he always does. I'm still thinking it had to do with his anniversary, or that's just the romantic in me :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

Actually... you have a point there!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I thought so too Mike! :)


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Ken Burgess 4 years ago from Florida

Obama is a very likable person, very firm in his beliefs, and certainly a good orator. I voted for him in 2008 despite my misgivings of some of the issues brought up in his past.

But we are now in 2012, and while I would still vote for him over McCain, I believe Romney has a firmer grasp on what we need to do to stimulate our economy, create jobs, and improve the overall lot of America.

Is Romney as easy to like as Obama, no he is not, but we need an expert at the helm to handle the issues at hand, this election is not about social issues, its not about foreign affairs, it is first and foremost about creating jobs, and changing the tax system, the corporate taxes especially, and tackling our trade imbalance with China... all things Romney has promised to do. And based on his experience, I believe he can get it done.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Ken, thank you for sharing your opinion. I appreciate you taking the time to share your point of view. You lost me at one word. Promised. Promised and politians never go hand in hand. Save Big Bird!


JC 4 years ago

Romney will be another Bush looking out for the interests of the rich and corporations at the expense of ordinary people, especially the 47% he derided. Anyone who thinks this guy is going to create jobs with more failed trickle down economics is out of their mind. When will Americans learn that Republican ideas don't work? Why do ordinary people keep electing them even though they are telling us they will do more to decimate the middle class with their failed ideas?

Obama is really underappreciated. He brought the country back from the brink of a disaster and because he didn't magically fix things overnight, many people want to turn the presidency over to a spoiled rich kid who thinks they're happily and lazily living off the government. How can you represent people you don't even understand or in any way identify with?


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you JC for sharing your point of view! I appreciate it. Obama for 2012


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Trinity M 4 years ago

Linda this is a wonderful hub. I am not American but I certainly hear a lot of Americans complain about Obama and what he hasn’t done. As far as American presidents goes, I think Obama is one of the better ones, not only for America but globally; he has done a lot to change the negative perception people have of America and Americans and although Americans tend to think they are an island and don’t need the rest of the world, they are very wrong and very naïve.

If I could vote I would certainly vote for Obama, if for no other reason than the fact that Romeny is quite clearly not up to the task and anyone who thinks he is, is in for a BIG surprise if he gets voted in.

Voted up and interesting :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Trinity for sharing your thoughts. I wish you were able to vote also!!!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

I can't vote for him either Linda but I can understand why people like and admire him - some of the US' presidents have not been very good; George W Bush was a pretty unintelligent man and it showed, certainly not the kind of man who should ever have gotten as far as he did (and he got 2 terms!!!). If I was an American, he'd get my vote.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Julie! I'm sure that President Barack Obama appreciates your support from across the pond.

Debate #2 was a slam dunk for Obama! He shot and he scored! I'm very proud of my president :)


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Linda -

It is the job of a comedian to make fun of the candidates regardless of personal opinion. I try to give both equal time in the spotlight of shame, as to admit my personal favorite only alienates an audience (especially on the noozecast, lol). Obama did well last night, even though he seemed a little argumentative and less diplomatic in his treatment of Romney (did he take lessons from the VP), and Romney flittered and fluttered some, but didn't back down. Some will declare Obama the winner (especially after his dismal performance in the first debate) and some will declare Romney the winner (because of his stand firm against the President stance). It was definitely interesting. Time is short for all to decide, or cast aside. It will prove to be a race to the finish. No landslide either direction, I'm sure. Keep smiling!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you RC for your entertaining comment, as always you sure could make Sunshine smile.

My vote is already in the mail, actually by now it's been counted I hope :)

The next few weeks are just all fun for me. Team BO!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Loved the Big Bird Debate! lol! yes I love Obama, and his family are lovely too. I know its not really anything to do with us over the pond, but we are watching believe me! lol! great hub linda, voted up!


Justsilvie 4 years ago

Great Hub you and Obama get my Vote! Voted up and shared!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Oh if only Europeans and the rest of the world could vote, this election would be a

landslide! Thanks for your support Nell. Virtual party on Nov. 6th! :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Woot thank you justsilvie!!


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Hi Sunshine,

Voted up awesome hub! Attitude is everything and President Obama is a reflection of this. I still give him the benefit of the doubt, but I am still confused as to who will get my vote. thanks for sharing

After watching the heated debate between governor Romney and President Obama, I can honestly say that I didn't like Romney's attitude one bit. He had a smirk on his face the entire time Obama spoke, put him down constantly during the debate and continually interrupted him. Of course Romney did all of this to make himself look good, but I think his attitude is totally disrespectful and therefore, he doesn't have my vote. On the other hand, President Obama is a very charasmatic and humble person. He remained poise and in control and used humor to diffuse the tension between the two of them. As far as Romney, I don't doubt that he will fix our economy by providing more jobs for our nation, help the middle class and make sure that our recent college graduates have good jobs when they graduate, but there are issues with Romney such as parenthood and immigration that I don't agree with. Therefore, I highly doubt that I will give my vote to governor Romney.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi LoveDoc! Thank you for sharing your point of view. I appreciate it, I also think you might have been almost decided your choice while writing your comment! :)


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

You make a good point sunshine. You posted a comment that made me laugh! Hello, I'm sunshine and I approve this message. Lol.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I'm glad you approve this message Marlene :)


HSchneider 4 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

Very well said, and I totally concur. I wrote my own Hub explaining my decision in detail. Great Hub, Sunshine.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you HSchneider. I enjoyed your hub also! Barack Obama for 2012.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Well gf...you and I have had this conversation more than once......I voted for Barack in 2008......I LIKE him, as a person. I also like Michele and his darling little girls and even "Bo," the dog

I'm not a politician lover, to begin with......and I had been in limbo this time for so long. Have also read just about every Political hub here.....

Having said all this....I'm voting for Roaseann Barr!!.....ROFLMAO!!!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Haha! My Effer, I'm sure Roseann Barr will get many votes and she will appreciate yours also.

I'm thinking in 2016 I'm going to see about having Sunshine placed on the ballot OR how about Effer! ;)


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

You can be Prez...I'll be your running mate......Til can be Sec. of State because she's the most diplomatic......Wesman can be Press Sec...because he will certainly TELL people where the bear sh&$ in the woods.....Wayne Brown ...Speaker of the House...Maria...Attorney Gen.......Docmo.....Surgeon Gen....(we'll have to lie about his birthplace, but We'll let Donald Trump figure that one out.) bill is speech writer, of course.....Tammy & Kelly can decorate the White House...WILD!!......and our Supreme Court will be a group of anarchists.......& Mickey Sr. can head the Dept. of Marriage and Family planning......(I think that's a new dept!)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Excellent line up Effer, I'd have to draw the line at decorating since I am the Prez. I'd go with Nate Berkus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Berkus ... Not only is he friendly, super cute and very talented I'd hire him to be my stylist also.

I'll let you keep everyone else posted about their new positions. Oh and BTW I do NOT want to be Prez, you can.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

You're the boss, Prez......whatever you say. I just figure I'd make a better Joe Biden! LOL


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Dang it, you would make a much better Joe Biden. Oh Joe, how I adore Joe and his witty persona. Ok, I'll take Prez. In 2016 it'll be your turn to run for POTUS. Joe Biden for 2016.


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Keith Matyi 4 years ago from Denton, TX

Great article! I just got back from the polling station and cast my vote for the man who is doing things for our country -- Barrack Obama!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Way to go Keith for rocking the vote for Barack!!!


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

An engaging hub! Politics is not my cup of tea but my intuition is that Obama wins for the 2nd time as president. You presented your views very well. Well-done!

THANKS for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & Shared


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I'm watching US Elections closely from other part of the globe.

Lets cross our fingers.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Ish and Vinaya! Your support is appreciated. I wish you could also vote! ;)


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Rfordin 4 years ago from Florida

I agree with you so much Sunshine it's not even funny. I love president Obama's persona, I love that he's not snotty, is willing to "show himself" to the public and media, is down to earth and just a people person. I think he's done a decent job with what he was handed (how everyone forgets) and I think he deserves another 4 years to continue on his path forward. Great hub, I knew you were a smart woman from the first hub I read ;).

~Becky


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Becky, Compliments will get you everywhere! :) I agree with you and now we wait to see who else agrees with us. Thank you for voicing your opinion!


Marie 4 years ago

You're awesome! I always wondered why you were so for Obama, thanks for explaining and I agree with you, whoever is President will always have someone complaining about them


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hello Marie from Ohio!! My friend of many years!! Thank you for stopping by to show your support for President Barack Obama!!:)


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi Linda,

Great hub and you are absolutely right about everything said here. Obama has won! Just watched the TV announcing that he has been elected Prez again! Fantastic. Very interesting hub. Cheers, Rema.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Welcome back Rema!! You've been missed!

Congratulations to President Barack Obama for his re-election!!!


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Marie-Renee 4 years ago

Congrats Sunshine,

You got the President you wanted...and I should say should really have. I think 4 years was not enough for him to make a dent on all the issues and winning gives him another chance to make another go for it. I may not be an American, but I also know how your politics, and whoever the President is, can greatly affect world issues and resolutions. Congrats Pres. Obama!


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Hi Linda, Glad the elections are over and the President can get back to running the country. Those that stated it was their job to get President Obama out of office...well, they failed. Still a great piece and a great country - the United States of America.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Marie and Cyndi for sharing your thoughts. Congrats to President Obama and to the U.S. of A.

Forward we go...


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

WHO is happy today? Did I hear someone say, Linda Sue? WHY is she happy? Really? She was rooting for Barack? Hmmmmm......I didn't know that. She must have been very secretive about it. How strange that I just didn't know THAT SHE ABSOLUTELY ADORES OBAMA........??

Is she handing out Champaigne for everyone??? Cheers......cheers...4 more years, Linda!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I'm happy the American people decided to give this great man another chance. Now, if the Congress will just work with him!


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dingerd 4 years ago from Tennessee

I'm sorry, but having Obama in office for another 4 years is only going to make this country fall even faster. The United States of America has a debt so large that it's almost unpayable. If we keep going at the rate we are going and have been since Obama took over, then the USA will soon have a debt that is unpayable and will crumble, causing everyone we owe, to crumble. I'm not a political person at all and I'm not saying that Romney would be better than Obama in the White House, but at some point in time this county has to get back to the beliefs it was founded on. Until we start letting God back in the court house and schools, then we will continue in the direction we are going and will soon crumble and be at the mercy of other nations. I don't know about you, but I would really like to die an American.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Cheers Effer! Four more years!!!

Florida for Obama Mary! Yes, we did it again!

Dingerd, Positive thoughts work wonders. At least they do for me.

Thank you all for stopping by!


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treehousebrandon 4 years ago from Seymour, CT

4 more years of drone strikes killing innocent children. 4 more years of marijuana dispensaries being raided. 4 more years of a growing debt. 4 more years of a terrible tax system. 4 more years of a federal reserve devaluing our dollar. 4 more years of excuses.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

4 more years of President Barack Obama :)


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jaybird22 4 years ago from New York

I'm not a fan of Obama but I think you wrote a very nice article here.

I do believe you have it wrong when you mentioned that our politics lack maturity. I think more-so, American politics come down to contributing Corporations and greed (like you also mentioned). Corporations invest money into campaigns and then in return expect the elected President to turn around, sign treaties and do things to advance their position and make them more money. They also expect bail outs when their corporate heads are idiots and over spend money on giving themselves bonuses. It's a vicious cycle. A simple game of, "I'll do this for you if you do this for me." Our system is so messed up!


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brblog 4 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

Sunshine,

Very nicely put and I am wondering if it was the tone of your hub (and the thoughtfulness) that led to so many positive comments even from those that disagree. Well done . . .


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Cheers to that!! I was dancing in my living room at about 11:08 last night...hehehe.


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Lela Bryan 4 years ago from Alameda, CA

Good hub I agree that there should be more than 2 parties ..... or none at all. America made a wise choice ...great hub


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Congratulations for your new but "old" President. If I am an American, I would have voted for him the second time. I still remember when Obama was announced as a President in Irish tv 4 years ago, ( I lived in Ireland at that time) I was trembling for joy. I did not know what happened to me. I just felt happy about it, for the Americans. Sunshine, this is a great hub. Thanks for sharing.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Jaybird, Thank you for sharing your point of view. I appreciate you taking the time to have your voice heard.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Brblog, I'm thinking you might be correct. I don't argue politics or beliefs. We are who we are and I'm not about to try and change anyone's mind. Thank you for your comment.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I bet you were dancing and celebrating CC. I was a bit nervous , but I overcame that rather quickly :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Lela and Thelma, Thank you for your comments. I appreciate them!!

I am still waiting for the Governor of Florida to allow my state to be called for Obama. Rick Scott is a bit annoyed that Obama won so he's being a bit of an annoying pest, as usual. Team Obama! :)


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theupside 4 years ago

I think oBAMa is going to BLOW this country to smithereens with his SMILE!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Obama does have a nice smile, very good point.


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tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

Hi Sunshine625 - I enjoyed reading your hub about Obama. Although I am from New Zealand I felt he would get back in and I hoped he would because basically I think he is a nice person. I think he is good for American politics. Great stuff, pity he couldn't do another session when the world situation improves!


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Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

Congratulations America! You did a good job!

Let's all hope for the best that is yet to come... :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

tebo and Mike, Thank you for your kind words and support!!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Yes he definitely has that smile! lol! seriously, I am so glad he won, genuine guy, and thats what counts!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Nell, This photo could possibly be one of the best pictures I've seen of Obama! I'm glad he won also! ;)


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LauraD093 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

I just loved your hub. I am a Independent/Non-affiliated voter and have been for years. You said very eloquently what I have always believed although being a recovering political-addict I usually come off as either sarcastic or too humorous to really get the message out there. I look forward to reading more of your hubs.


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2besure 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Look at that smile....he's purty pa!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Laura, Thank you for sharing your point of view. Feel free to be as sarcastic or humorous with me, I appreciate both.

2besure, Amen!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

It's official Obama has won Florida by over 74,000 votes. Scoring another 29 Electoral Votes. Woohoo! If it wasn't for Gov. Sore Loser Scott this exciting news would have been announced sooner. WTG FL!!


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Wow, I didn't know Florida had finally finished counting. Woohoo! I'm sooooo glad Obama got to 270+ early Tuesday night. Even more glad that he got there without Florida! Now if only Allen West would concede...

Just to irritate my Rethug neighbors, I'll be prominently displaying the Obama Family Christmas cards I've received as a long-time supporter. ;D


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bgpappa 4 years ago from Sacramento, California

Beautifully written article. Like me, so many reasons to vote for the President and not against something else. It means a lot to me to be FOR something rather than just against something. While a lot of Romney supporters were for him, what you saw on TV was simply against the President. For that, Romney's supporters have been fairly gracious in defeat and should be commended. Those that were simply against the President (Talking to you Trump) have been horrible in defeat. It says something.

Thanks for a great read.


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

What this election showed is Big Money can't buy elections. In fact, I believe the hundreds of millions - I heard a total of $2 BILLION - poured into races by the richest of the rich to defeat Obama and Dem candidates actually worked against that goal. Too many in the 99% saw it as money that would've been better spent on creating jobs **in America** and making life better for all Americans instead of trying to grab even MORE power for the 1%.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Jama, Always a pleasure to have you share your thoughts on this Obama hub. I want a Christmas card! I don't think I ever got one. I'm kinda sure I would remember that :)

Hi Bgpappa, I have some Facebook friends who still haven't accepted the loss graciously which is why I am so thankful for that unsubscribe option :)


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Sunshine, if you made a donation to the Obama campaign, you should get one. I'm looking forward to this year's, since the daughters seemed to have shot up overnight! ;D


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Oh. I have this thing about donating money to super-rich politicians. I don't donate, but I do give enough of my time and energy to support who I believe in. I'll be happy if you share a photo of your Christmas card on Facebook for me to see :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Happy Inauguration Day!!


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ZipperConstantine 3 years ago from United States

Sleeper awake before it is to late. You are a liberal and all your writings reflect that. If you listened to President Obama's State of Union you heard so many wonderful things he wants to do that everyone wants to see happen and notice he said that these wonderful improvement to our country will not increase the debt - well how do you think he is going to pay for them when we are out of money - TAXES.


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AlexDrinkH2O 3 years ago from Southern New England, USA

Got buyer's remorse yet? You now have voted twice for the worst president in American history.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

No Alex, I'm still good with my choice. By the way I thought George Bush was the worst POTUS in history. Or was it Bill Clinton? Either way we are never all going to agree on a prez. We just hope for the best.


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Jean Bakula 2 years ago from New Jersey

I did an astrological reading on President Obama on here. I made it clear I would not respond to the haters, and it went well. But even yet, people are arguing with me about the Astrology of the chart!

The haters are just making up facts. Now they want to impeach him. For what? The R's have no alternative plans for anything. If they don't face up this is no longer a country of old, white men, they will never win an election again.

Did Obama make mistakes? Of course, but he's human. His behavior is above reproach. The only time he lets you in, the anger can be seen in his eyes. I put Fox News on Election night, and they were stunned when Obama won the Election so easily and fast. I even thought it would be a long, drawn out thing like Bush/Gore. I think that began the divide in our country. Sandra Day O'Connor recently said she was the swing vote that made Bush the POTUS. I used to respect her so much, but when I knew she thought a coke sniffing rich Daddy's boy who messed up every job given to him would be a good POTUS, it made me so sad.

Let's see what happens in the midterms. I think the D's can take it. But they all have to stop the nonsense and work together.

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