Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Finally it's over!

Well like most Americans I am happy that the election is over so we can get back to our daily lives without the political debates and attack ads airing every 5 minutes.

I voted for Obama. I can't remember any other election where I felt trepidation while waiting for the results.

In 2008 I almost voted Republican. I just wasn't sure if I wanted to take the chance with Obama's health care bill. I'm still not quite sure about it. I am afraid, like a lot of Americans against the health care bill, that the government will legislate the crap out of it and make visiting a doctor or hospital one of the worst experiences we all must suffer through. I definitely like the law in other ways though. My husband is Bipolar, so pre-existing conditions made it difficult when we needed to buy private insurance. He went a year without any insurance at all because it was just impossible to find health care that would even cover him let alone be affordable. In the end doing some research, and listening to family and friends swayed me to vote for Obama in 2008. I'm glad I did. One of the best things he did was save the car industry and prevent another recession. I was happy to vote for him again this year and overjoyed that he won.

I'll leave you with this quote from my daughter last night.

"I don't care if Obama wins as long as Romney doesn't."

I think that's exactly what some Americans felt like when voting yesterday.


  1. Heath care has always been kind of an uphill battle for me as well. I had to go uninsured (with pre-existing conditions) for the majority of my 20s. I sure could have used Obamacare up to age 26 back then! In 2008, for the first time since being of age, I didn't vote at all. I didn't have much hope for Obama either. He's kind of grown on me though. :-)

    My seven year old was so excited about last night's events when I told her the outcome this morning she wrapped me in a bear crushing hug and said, "YAY! Now everything can go back to normal!" I rarely shared my political feelings with her btw. She actually was interested enough to watch a debate and make her own decision. I'm so amazed and proud I can't find the words. When I was 7 I was only interested in Barbies and E.T.

    1. It's so great to see the younger generation take an interest isn't it? I also didn't share my views. Sierra watched the debates and always paid attention to the ads on TV. She asked questions if she didn't understand something but other than that she formed her own opinions. :)



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