One Helluva Year
President Barack Obama began 2012 as an uncertain candidate to win re-election in November. He was targeted, slandered, and misrepresented by Republicans and special interest groups who were amassing multi-millions of dollars to guarantee his defeat. Thanks to a Republican controlled Supreme Court, Citizens United and other Pacs paid for anti-Obama ads as fast as they could be made.
After the first debate between Mitt Romney and Mr. Obama, the political right was confident that the he would be a one-term President. My how things change.
It began with a video tape when Romney was being himself, certain that he was among supporters with like minds. It took only one person to expose Romney as a candidate who was more concerned about the wealthiest of Americans than the working class.
The election was devastating for Romney. The President’s re-election plan worked perfectly, and there were trickle down effects for some Senatorial and Congressional candidates. The Romney campaign discounted the votes of women, Hispanics, and African Americans, and it cost them dearly.
Now the President’s rating is at a significant high. He was named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year”, and CNN has labeled him their “Most Intriguing Person of 2012”.
Mr. Obama has proven that an intelligent man, who is genuinely concerned with the quality of life for all Americans, can convey his message and be confident it is received.
I wouldn’t want his job, but, I’m glad he does.
News Correspondent-The Guardian Express