This is such an awesome day for not only America, but the whole world! Barak Obama has been elected 44th president of the United States for an additional for years! I could not imagine it any other way. These last four years have gone by so fast it seems and to have an additional term for his is just the greatest thing.
Yesterday morning at 5:30am my friend James and I got up and helped pack the car with voting booths, tables, materials and a lot of paper material necessary to have to set up one of the three precints in our area. We packed up, and left the house at about 6. So, having to get up and leave for that place really early in the morning wasn't that bad. I just slept in my clothes just in case I go up late. And of course, I did. I woke up to the sound of my dad yelling my name. Anyway, when we got there, it was still dark and we had to wait a while before the location opened the doors for us to start packing everything in. The polls opened at 8am so we had like an hour to get ready and once we did, I was at my post at the table; which was to check people in.
Mind you, this was a 14 hour shift. I just took one break and things were going pretty well. There were some complications and people forgot to either turn in their mailed vote, or also. I was working so late last ngiht and took only one break. But somehow time still seemed to fly. Thank god I had my phone with me or else I really would have gone crazy out of boredom. In the long run though, I knew this would pay off and even if Obama didn't win the election, I was still going to feel like my effort in working the polls helped things out and sometimes if you don't win, it's best not to just give up or look like a sore loser. I was really stressing out over this election.
These past five months have been so painful and to just imagine having a person like Romney in the White House would do nothing but just bring the country backwards. I mean, to really get rid of Planned Parenthood...or to even get rid of KCET...could you believe that? Do you think things would really have gotten better if we got rid of those things? I seriously think that if Romney were elected President, there would be less education and a high rate of back alley abortions. Things would really be back in the crapper. Romney would have been a CEO president and not an American President.
Obama had a big mess to clean up and for him to be put down by the Republicans is just rediculous. Obama is a classy president and always offers to work with Republicans and other parties so there can really be unity. I mean, we all heard his acceptance speech last night. He said he is willing to work with the Republicans but the reason why some things weren't and aren't being done is because it is a Republican Congress and they are the ones not willing to work with him. Either way, I am just glad that Barack Obama is president for another term and looking forward to what he has to bring to this world.
Four More Years!!!