Today I am sharing publicly with you why I have made the decision to support President Obama for a second term. But before I share my list of reasons with you, I'd like to tell you that this is the first time I have ever discussed politics openly on my blog. I've largely tried to keep this a neutral place because I want you to feel and know that I respect the diverse opinions of my readers. We live in such a great country where we have the right to express ourselves and our opinions. We have the greatest freedom of all--the freedom of speech. Today I am exercising that freedom so that you may better know the voice behind this blog.
First, let me start by saying that one of the many reasons that I am supporting President Obama for a second term has to do with his healthcare reform. In 2007 I was diagnosed with a heart valve defect that will require a surgery to repair or replace my valve. Faced with that surgery in the near future, I am a big proponent of a plan for our country that ends insurance company abuses and makes healthcare more affordable. The President's plan does just that.
I am also voting for President Obama because I would like my children to know what it's like to live in a country of peace. We have been at war for their entire lifetimes. My heart is sad when I think of this fact. President Obama said he would end the War in Iraq and he did. I admire that and I admire our troops.
I believe with President Obama we are moving forward as a nation and that is the only direction I am interested in heading.
Now, get out and vote! Exercise your right! Blog about it if you wish. If you support President Obama too, you can join me in using this hashtag when you tweet #BlogForObama
p.s. I'd love to hear your views too! Please feel free to express them in the comment section below. I want to always make this a welcoming place for discussion. I believe that if our opinions differ, we can agree to disagree and still respect each other's opinions. :)