You may ask why, as a Republican, I would support President Obama’s re-election. I believe our fore-fathers purposely included consensus-building and the need to compromise in the formation of our democracy. President Obama is running a true grassroots campaign, believing that millions of conversations with our families, friends and neighbors will be more effective than the ads purchased with the big money spent by his opposition. Observing this inspired me to volunteer, by working at phone banks and participating in house meetings, where I was able to connect with my neighbors. I have since joined the Republicans for Obama neighborhood team. The American voice should never be silenced by corporate money and interests. Corporations that fund candidates and political action committees undermine our representative system and I believe it is my American duty to silence the “voices” of those corporations.
During the 2008 campaign, I spent a good deal of time reviewing the backgrounds and political positions of the candidates. I read Obama's book, The Audacity of Hope and was persuaded that "here was a person who would truly be a 'great' president."
When I look back over what President Obama has accomplished so far, I believe even more strongly that he is the president we need.We now have a health care plan for every American, "don't ask, don't tell" has been eliminated from the military, Osama Bin Laden’s removal has made a safer world, and the list goes on. You don't hear much about his accomplishments on our behalf; a great leader recognizes that a team is needed to get things done and always acknowledge others’ contributions.
President Obama is very much admired across the world. Have you wondered why he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? There is a saying, "a great prophet is never recognized in his own homeland." His foreign policies have provided the building blocks of a better world. Given four more years, President Obama will build a framework of progress, on top of the strong foundation that he’s laid during his first term. Legislation such as the American Jobs Act is just a small piece of what President Obama is doing to invest in our country’s future and protect the middle class. This past election I took parties out of the equation and put the American people first. In 2008, I played a role in rebuilding the America our fore-fathers dreamed of. This time around, in the 2012 campaign, I am participating in something that would have been unimaginable to our founding fathers.