In this great country we get to elect our officials that work for us. Every presidential election is important and the 2016 Presidential Election is no different. Here’s a first hand report of what it’s like to vote for our President in the US.
My First Time Voting
The first time I voted was the 2012 election. I felt like an adult that day even though I wasn’t quite old enough to have a drink yet! I was seeing all the commercials on television on how important it was to vote, how voting affects all people and the economy so I was very excited by the time that day came. So I woke up extra early that day which was 10 am in my world and expected to walk in and walk right back out wrong! There was a huge line and I had to wait in it for over a hour! Once I finally went into the voting booth the voting process was only 5 minutes long which was a pleasant surprise. I told the people who were coordinating the voting facility that it was my first time voting and they were very nice and told me how to do everything and closed the curtain behind them. To say the least the hardest thing about voting was waiting in line. Voting is very important and the next election is November 8, 2016 I will definitely be in line for that.
Elections and the Economy
The 2016 presidential election can affect the economy in many different ways. The economy is the careful management of available sources. Just like the leadership role in any organization the leader must be proactive and must have a purpose. The purpose of leadership is exhibited during the running of the election. It is imperative that you listen to each candidate and evaluate what they are saying and if that leader will do what is best for you and your family. Although there is certain issues that is going to arise regardless of who the president is it’s how the issue is handled that affects the economy. For example a set of tax hikes and spending cuts is something that can not be changed no matter who wins the election but it is how the situation gets handled that affects the economy.
Working Across Party Lines
Whichever candidate wins needs to be able to reach a bipartisan agreement on long-term debt reduction, or else uncertainty about the future of taxes and spending will continue to hold businesses back ( O’Keefe, 2015). Bipartisanship is a political situation, especially in the context of a two-party system, as is the case for countries such as the United States, in which opposing political parties find common ground through compromise, in theory (Wikipedia, 2015). This is just one of the many issues that has to be addressed and handled by the President.
My Vote Counted
I voted for Barack Obama because of what his campaigned stood for. I liked the fact that he felt like everyone was equal no matter how they look, how much money they had or the color of their skin. Also the fact that he was trying to help senior citizens. That was a big deal to me because I am a big baby when it comes to my grandparents. I love them to dearly and I want them to have everything they deserve to have. When voting it’s about trusting the campaign because honestly we don’t really know if the promises are really going to be met or carried out so it is a gamble but you can’t complain about the outcome of the game if you never was in it to win it in the beginning.
Do Your Due Diligence
2016 election will be a little different for me. I know what to expect so I will definitely be prepared. I will do my research on each candidate, do a pro and con on each candidate and just pick the right person that works best for me. I know that is a lot to do but it is definitely worth it in the long run I mean literally I am picking the next president of The United States! OK, maybe not literally picking, but my vote does count. I will say that I’m happy with my vote 4 years ago and I am sure that I will be satisfied with whomever I choose this time around. I find the elections to be exciting to watch and see who wins.
The next presidential election is coming up rather quickly and since Obama’s last term will be completed by then that means it is most definite that we will be getting a new president. Part of me is excited and the other part is scared because you never know what they outcome would be when gaining a new president. I just want this 2016 election to produce a great president that can make a positive impact on the economy.
President’s must have certain traits in order to be successful. Among these characteristics are: clarity of vision and direction, emotional intelligence and self-confidence, respect for public opinion but not too responsive to polls, a party leader, being ready to act and being comfortable in deciding ( Karl Rove, 2012).
Get Out and Vote
I hope I encouraged someone to vote in the next election. Even if it’s something that you’ve never done before I promise you will walk away from the polls feeling like you made a difference and in reality you did! My first time I was excited and nervous at the same time but I did not let that stop me. I think TV and social media does a great job in promoting when it comes to voting. Honestly in 2012 I was young so voting wasn’t really the first thing on my “to do” list but after seeing how “cool” it was to vote I decided to do it. Of course now I am a little older so I see the real importance in voting. Regardless of what your motivation to vote may be just do it for the 2016 election. I know it may not seem like a big deal and at times we feel like can little old me really make a difference. Yes we can! Although it may seem like voting is not directly affecting our every day lives but it is. Voting is a chance to be heard why would anybody miss that opportunity! Voting allows you to hold someone accountable for the outcome of certain things such as health care, schooling and the economy.