I’ve watched all three CNN US Presidential Debates live. I’ve tweeted about it alongside Americans and those of us who are interested in the upcoming US presidential elections. You see, I may not be an American but I have vested interest in the upcoming elections and the one to be elected president. I have love ones and friends living and working in the USA and other US territories. My work is connected to the US soil. So you can see where I am coming from, right? Why I am affected and why I care.
For the past couple of years, unfortunately under President Barack Obama‘s administration, my work suffered a lot. I am not blaming it on the president, let’s make that very clear. I am saying that it happened during his administration. And you know what? I don’t think I’d want another couple of years like that. Work affected, income plummeting. That’s just bad.
I was able to talk to a friend who is now a US citizen. His whole family now lives in the US and he told me how sad the economy is there right now. He has friends and relatives who are jobless for more than a year already! They’ve seen sad things happening around and they don’t want that anymore. They all voted for Obama, rooted for him from the very beginning, but they are now as disappointed with him as many more Americans are. I know, I’ve been reading updates in Twitter and other online sites. I am not sure if Mitt Romney is the answer but if and when Obama is given another chance, I sure hope he lives up to everybody’s expectations this time around. It isn’t an easy task. And I believe him when he said that most of the problems he faced and is still facing are just handed down to him. But people need change. People need to see improvements. It’s not all talk and no walk.
I will be taking a closer look at the presidential elections. And I will be praying alongside many Americans that the one leader who can create a real change be voted (or reelected as the case may be).
And as Bob Schieffer‘s mom would say… Go vote. It makes you feel big and strong.