The 2012 Election: I Actually Cared About It!

I’m quite proud of myself. I actually cared about the U.S. presidential election this year. Nevermind that I still can’t vote, nevermind I can’t even be a poll watcher, nevermind that I can’t run for office for about ANYTHING, but who cares? I cared about the election!

On Election Day, I was super excited. We are learning about this stuff in Social Studies, so that might be partially why I was so excited, but I’ll have to wait another two presidential cycles before I have anything to say about it. But meh. Whatever. I desperately wanted to ask every adult with  one of those uber amazing “I Voted!” little red stickers, “Hey….who did you vote for?” But unfortunately for me, that is not my job, and plus I’d probably get in serious trouble for it.

I was quite decided about everything. Everything, that is, except the one that really matters: who should be president?

I really don’t want to get too in depth in politics, and I know many people who could totally do that. So here’s just a few things about what I think: (me, not anybody else.) 

  • I’m a supporter of rights. Etc, I support gay rights, I support treating women + men the same, equalist, feminist, etc.
  • I also think we need to focus on clean energy and the environment.
  • Sorry rich people, but you do need to be taxed more because, well, you make more. (According to me.)
  • Also, we should cut military spending.

So, like I said above, I really don’t think either of the candidates, Romney or Obama is quite right for our country. However, I agree with one thing that Mitt Romney agrees on, according to this test. I agreed with a few more things with Obama, but what surprised me is that I agreed with everything, but one with Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate. She seemed okay, except for she looked somewhat strange-ish so I thought, ummmm…..

So that’s why I support Barack Obama….more. I was quite happy he won. Although, now at school I’m facing some interesting fights about why Mitt Romney should have won.

Actually, now that I think about it, two other people in my grade, let’s call them Bob and Bobbina, were both heavily supporting Romney. It was because of different reasons, but they both agreed Romney should be president.

My social studies teacher had three posters about the election. One on Obama, one on Romney, and one projecting the electoral votes. Bob and Bobbina both really wanted that Romney poster, so after the election, they worked out a custody agreement for the Romney poster.

My first reaction was, How strange! And then, how weird!

We also had a mock election in class, too. We were voting on a Senate seat and a House seat for the national congress. We also voted on the president and the two amendments that were proposed for the voters to vote on, the Marriage Amendment and the Photo ID Amendment. (You all can learn about those if you Google Search “minnesota ___________ amendment”. )

Mitt Romney won. I really don’t remember who won the other offices, and frankly, I actually don’t care that much. The Photo ID Amendment was no-ed by a majority, and the Marriage Amendment was a tie. Evidently we only had thirty people who voted on that.

As a final thought to lead you off tonight, in 2008 I was excited that Barack Obama won. I just liked him. (Remember, I was pretty young.) So I made a trivia PowerPoint full of quiz questions about him. I even had Obama clip art.

So that’s my election. How was yours?

P.S. I’m also quite proud of myself as I have set a goal for myself that each of my posts should be nice and long. I have started off on the right foot, writing 648 words. I’m quite proud of myself. 😀

*Disclaimer: This post is about what I think, not anybody else. So no haters, please.Thank you!*

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