8 Reasons We Need to Vote for Obama

In 2008, those of us who voted for President Obama (rightly) felt like we were participating in a once-in-a-lifetime event. Four years have passed, and undoubtedly we have all been disappointed by some aspects of his Presidency. Much to our surprise, we found out he is just human after all.

Some people have developed an apathy, or even an antagonism, towards the President they once wept over seeing sworn in. Some people think their vote doesn’t count, or they think Obama has it in the bag anyway, so why should they bother?

Tomorrow, we have too much to lose for anyone not to show up to the polls. We partnered with the inspirational activist Sandra Fluke to publish a pledge to vote for President Obama. Here are a few of the reasons why we all know it is essential to turn up to the polls and support our President.

1. Romney has stated, in no uncertain terms, that he will defund Planned Parenthood. What he hasn’t stated, but what will clearly happen, is that he will reinstate the Global Gag Rule, and assign justices to the Supreme Court who will overturn Roe v. Wade. If you value a woman’s right to choose what happens to her own body, and to seek affordable care to affirm that choice, then you must vote for President Obama.

2. Because the DREAM Act continues to be stalled in a partisan Congress, President Obama’s executive order granting DREAMers temporary status is the only reprieve for young people who were brought here as children. If Romney is elected, this executive order will be overturned, and Romney has promised to veto a comprehensive DREAM Act. If you believe that young people brought here before they were able to make their own choices deserve to live outside the shadows, then you must vote for President Obama.

3. If you believe that love is not defined by gender, that it should be illegal to fire someone for who they love, or how they identify, then you must vote for President Obama.

4. If you believe that everyone deserves protection from domestic violence, not just straight, white US citizen women, then you must vote for President Obama.

5. If you believe that women and men should receive the same pay for the same work, then you must vote for President Obama.

6. If you believe that there is only one definition of rape, and no such qualifiers as “legitimate,” then you must vote for President Obama.

7. If you think that first responders are important in times of a natural disaster like Sandy, then you must vote for President Obama.

8. And especially if you believe that letting the wealthiest people in this country pay less and less taxes while the rest of us struggle is wrong, then you must vote for President Obama.

These are just a few of the things progressives stand to lose if President Obama is not re-elected tomorrow. Get to the polls and support our President. Make sure your family, friends and neighbors are able to get to the polls and show their support as well.

Remember how you felt four years ago, and vote like our movement depends on it.


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Kimberly Gold
Larry Gold4 years ago

Thank you Michael, noted. :)

Michael M.
Michael T4 years ago

Kimberly G. If he doesn't listen to you and continues to send you emails privately, simply pull up his profile and on the left hand side under the box where a picture should be there is a list of 5 things. At the bottom of that list is option one that gives you the right to block emails from him.

I did the same earlier today. If he had written first and asked me to talk to him in private I might have agreed to it. But he just started typing his message and sent it. He has a history of doing this to others.

Kimberly Gold
Larry Gold4 years ago

Darryl G,
If you want to reply to any of my comments in the future do it here, on the board. Do not private message me again, please.
Thank you

Kimberly Gold
Larry Gold4 years ago

civil war??? WTH??? Dont tell me that this is the thinking of a few radicals because you and I both know its not. Limbaugh called for a second american revolution and the list goes on. I would find this all very funny if it wasnt so pathetic and disturbing to see adults behaving so dreadfully.

Kimberly Gold
Larry Gold4 years ago

Darryll G.

Kimberly G.


Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012, 9:41 AM
Subject: re: Comment on: 8 Reasons We Need to Vote for Obama

newsflash for you, President Obama and the democratic party are just as responsable for this mess not getting farther ahead as the republican party, they wanted to push their agenda without compromising on their and expecting the republicans to fall into line totally with them and that will never happen, both sides need to compromise and they will not so nothing will get done again

Darryl G,

And there is the diference between the Democratic and Republican parties. While most Democrats want to see bi-partisan agreement and are open to the idea the Republicans attitude is there is no chance of any agreements being made. This is indicative of why nothing can get done in Washington. Attitude is everything here and lets just say that the Republican attitude since Obama has been in office has been atrocious and inexcusable. Making a pact of non agreement from the first day he came into office IS THE REASON NOTHING GOT ACCOMPLISHED!! I have had several Republicans say the most unbelievable SHI*E to me over the past few days about how they are not going to pay taxes anymore so others can sit on their rumps and collect welfare to theres going to be another civ

Mari Garcia
Mari Garcia4 years ago

Mean, I was so excited and happy he won.

Penny C.
penny C4 years ago


Edgar Zuim
Edgar Zuim4 years ago

Obama is the right person for another 4 years.

Nils Lunde
PlsNoMessage se4 years ago


Heidi R.
Past Member 4 years ago

Congratulations Mr Obama. May the next 4 years be years of prosperity and peace.