Last night Barack Obama closed the 2012 election with some choice words, saying, “A long campaign is over and whether I’ve earned your vote or not I have listened to you… The task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you.”
The election shows us that our vote as Americans was not based solely on the color of our candidates skin. Once again we Americans have shown that we are the land of equal opportunity, where anyone can become the next President. We are a diverse country where 10% of the vote was Hispanic, the largest Hispanic turnout to date. And as Hispanics become America’s largest minority we see the demographics of our country changing with a growing minority population. On a day like today, we understand how important it is to continue to get out and vote and let our voices be heard, because it is true that every vote counts. The Re-election of the 1st African-American President in our history is evidence of that.
President Obama said that this election has made him a better President. “It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white, or Hispanic or Asian, or Native American, or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight. You can make it here in America if you’re willing to try.” As we are one United States of America, the President plans on working with congress and those across the aisle to make this country better.
Now that President Barack Obama has been voted back to the Presidency he has asked that we Americans play our part in rebuilding this nation still recovering from recession. That includes each of you students who will play a integral role in the our country’s future. One day not too far in the future we will lean on you future leaders of tomorrow, the next President of the United States of America, the next Barack or Michelle Obama. President Obama believes we can build the future of America together and with all of your help we will move forward as a Nation.
-Mr. John W.