With President Obama’s Re-Election, Many Promises Remain Unaddressed

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, after Romney loses the election to incumbent Barack Obama on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT) --Courtesy of MCT Campus

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, after Romney loses the election to incumbent Barack Obama on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT) --Courtesy of MCT Campus
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, after Romney loses the election to incumbent Barack Obama on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT) –Courtesy of MCT Campus

Even though President Barack Obama was re-elected with 303 electoral votes, making his win a landslide, this election will not change how divided the entire country really is.

For the past several months, the media said that this election would be very close. Almost every swing state opinion poll was in a virtual tie but at 11:18 p.m. on election night, every network started to announce that President Obama reached 270 electoral votes. According to the media, this election was supposed to be too close to call until the next morning or until all the votes were counted.

President Obama ran a campaign based on mostly social issues. Instead of addressing how he would pay off the $16 trillion debt, he convinced women that Governor Mitt Romney would take away every single freedom they had. Romney actually focused on job creation throughout the campaign.

The Republican Party should take some of the blame for why the president has a second term. During the primary, Texas Congressman Ron Paul had the most supporters and was the only one who could beat President Obama, but because the Republican National Committee wanted a moderate candidate, voters found no difference between Romney and Obama.

In the future, the party must accept the libertarian ideas of Rep. Paul. The Republican Party is about not letting government get too big. For the past several years, government has gotten bigger with the introduction of Dept. of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration and the PATRIOT Act. The Libertarian Party is what the Republican Party should be.

Do not expect anything good in the president’s second term. The nation’s debt will continue to get bigger and bigger. The U.S. will still not be respected because of an imperialist foreign policy. The president will still threaten Iran with military action if they choose not to give up their nuclear program. Finally, nothing will get done in Congress because in this election, almost every member got re-elected. It’s ironic that Congress has a 9% approval rating yet they get re-elected every two years.