It was a narrow tent, with a long red carpet leading the way to the President and First Lady of the United States of America standing tall at the end. The red carpet must have been 1000 miles long—at least it seemed 1000 miles long to me as I strolled down the path—but when I reached the end, the pomp and circumstance seemed to fall away, and there were two real people there, real people who reached out, gave me a big hug, and said thanks for coming … and just like most everything that comes out of their mouths, you could tell they really meant it.
They were no longer the President and First Lady there in that tent. They were REAL. Somehow in those three minutes they made me feel at ease and conveyed the truth of the human experience: that no one is any better or worse than anyone else.” —Jim James of My Morning Jacket: “Barack Obama is not a robot.”
I’m voting for President Obama this November because my fiance and I were surprised last month by finding out we’re expecting our first child. We don’t make very much money—only 12k per year for our household, and we’re both students. To say that things are going to be hard for the next few years is an understatement, but President Obama is going to support legislation that makes sure we finish our degrees so that we can start careers that will give our family the best chance in life possible.
I’m voting for President Obama because I believe that being pro-choice means that we have the right to choose to have this baby and there are programs in place supported by organizations like Planned Parenthood, Medicaid, and WIC that make sure we’re going to be healthy.
Speaking of health, because of the ACA, I can finally get insurance because hey, now they can’t deny me for the diabetes I’ve been treating out of pocket for years. This is only going to increase the chance that my baby and I stay healthy.
It keeps looking more and more like if Romney/Ryan come into the White House, our dreams and our family would become an impossibility. I’m voting for Barack Obama because I’ve lived in poverty my entire life and I refuse to let that be the reality for my child.
It’s so cute how excited my fiancee gets when the president pops up on television. She usually calls out that she loves him or something. As a lesbian couple in Ohio, we sometimes struggle to find something to celebrate in politics. But Barack gives us hope. We love watching him on TV or seeing pictures of him with citizens. He’s awesome, and we’re so proud to have his back. We know he’s got ours.
- Rob Abraham, Youth Vote Director, on getting people registered to vote.
That’s exactly what it is!
THE PRESIDENT: Your hard work is now paying dividends, because our expectation is that “Curiosity” is going to be telling us things that we did not know before and laying the groundwork for an even more audacious undertaking in the future, and that’s a human mission to the Red Planet.
I understand there’s a special Mohawk Guy that’s working on the mission. He’s been one of the many stars of the show last Sunday night. And I, in the past, thought about getting a mohawk myself—but my team keeps on discouraging me. And now that he’s received marriage proposals and thousands of new Twitter followers, I think that I’m going to go back to my team and see if it makes sense.
DR. ELACHI: That’s going to be the new fashion at JPL.
THE PRESIDENT: It does sound like NASA has come a long way from the white shirt, black dark-rimmed glasses and the pocket protectors. You guys are a little cooler than you used to be.
It’s okay to believe again. It’s time to believe again. We must believe again.” —“90 Days, 90 Reasons,” or: our new favorite thing
THE PRESIDENT: This is the path they’re proposing. If you think I’m exaggerating, you go to their websites, you look at the bills that have been passed by this House of Representatives. That is where they will take us if they win. In fact, the centerpiece of Mr. Romney’s entire economic plan is this new $5 trillion tax cut. And now, I want you to pay attention here—we’re going to do a little math. I know it’s not everybody’s favorite subject, but math is important.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: I love math!
THE PRESIDENT: I like that—somebody said they love math. There you go.
Mr. Romney offers only dangerous promises to roll back these rights. I’m going to take him at his word—and every woman in America should, too. On Obamacare, he says he’ll ‘kill it dead’ on day one, eliminating mandatory coverage for lifesaving preventive care and once again letting insurance companies play by their own rules.
Mr. Romney has said over and over that he would ‘get rid’ of federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which is a provider for more than 3 million people across the country who need cancer screenings and other basic health care. He also applauded a proposed law that would allow any employer, religious or not, to deny employees coverage for any medical service, not just contraception.” —Sandra Fluke: “Why I’m Standing With President Obama Today”