Nov. 6 marked the presidential election date for what was truly a historic occasion no matter which candidate was elected. If Mitt Romney was elected, it would be the election of our first Mormon president. If President Barack Obama was re-elected, his re-election would reaffirm America’s belief in his policies.
This election was also the first presidential election that would feel the fiscal advantage of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. But I am proud of America that she could not be bought for any amount of money.
President Obama won the election in the home state of Rep. Paul Ryan. He also won in the state where Mitt Romney was born, the state where his father served as governor and the state where Romney, himself, was governor. In addition, if you look closely at Rep. Ryan’s district, you will find that President Obama won in four of the six counties. Which means that in four counties, citizens of Congressman Ryan’s home state passed by his name in the president/vice president column and returned him to his job as congressman. In fact, his opponent, Rob Zerban, would have won if they voted for him in the numbers that they voted for the president.
Face it, he may not have won in South Carolina, but he did get a mandate in the United States of America.
Pamela R. Craig