The emotional response was due to the philosophical direction the country as a whole would take. The impact the election result will have cannot be overstated.
One of, if not the most important effects of the election is that Affordable health car Act will not be repealed. Millions more Americans will be able to access health care including preventative care without worrying that their insurance company will drop them just because they get sick. People with pre-existing conditions will finally be able to get insurance. The election literally carried life and death consequences. Speaking of dire consequences, the issue of global warming will have a chance to be seriously addressed. In his first term Obama invested billions in alternative energy projects designed to decrease the nation’s dependency on oil, lessen the use of coal and as a result reduce the amount of carbon dioxide being continuously pumped into the atmosphere.
Obama has proven his competency on foreign affairs, the first being the selection of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Vice President Joe Biden is also a widely respected foreign policy expert. Neither Romney nor Paul Ryan had the slightest bit experience in this vital area. Obama was a tough yet cool operator when giving the order to “take-out” the Somali pirates and Osama bin Laden. He is respected world leader unlike his predecessor.
Social issues are another important reason the country is far better off that Obama won. Had Romney won he would have stopped funding Planned Parenthood, a move that would have caused millions of poor women to go without cancer screenings and they certainly couldn’t depend on “Obamacare” to help. An untold number of women would have unwanted pregnancies resulting in more abortions. No, Romney would have selected Supreme Court Justice to strike down the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. That means more poor women would have ...Show more