Romney and Obama go head to head for the most votes in the upcoming presidential election. The election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6
Edwin J. Espinola
Students of Cerritos College who are registered and eager to vote in the 2012 presidential election have a lot of options to look over before they are finally handed a ballot.
President Barack Obama has his second term on the line on Nov. 6, when he is set to face off against a list of candidates who feel that they can do the job better than he has done in the last four years.
His main rival is Republican nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who has campaigned with the idea that his business experience is exactly what the United States needs to get out of the hole of debt they’ve dug themselves into, among other things.
According to zimbio.com, despite the fact that voting isn’t tallied on a voter to voter basis and is calculated in regard to the electoral college, the young adult vote has a large impact that both of the nominees have striven to grasp.
The electoral vote for the state of California is set at 55, and in recent years the state has favored toward the democratic candidate.
However, some students at Cerritos College have voiced that this is a time for change in the country, directly correlating with the budget cuts and struggles the education system has been facing recently.
Kathleen Launder, a physical therapy assistant major, feels that Romney’s experience in business is exactly what the country needs in order to get back on the right track.
She also strongly agrees with many of the policies addressed by Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan.
“The fact that these two (Romney and Ryan) seem to have a plan. Who knows if it is actually going to work, but they seem to have a plan to change the economic situation that has been going on,” Launder explained.
“I want to see change. I know when Obama came in, he talked about change and I don’t like anything I’ve seen so far... I’ve struggled so much in these last four years.”
Launder explained that she has been a small business owner for 21 years, and having something in common with Romney solidified her vote.
“California is made up of small businesses. We are the backbone of this state, and I want to see a guy get in there who might be able to help small businesses,” she concluded.
Nursing major Anthony Rios is less optimistic.
“I don’t know if I even want to vote this time. I don’t ever see a change from any president,” Rios said.
He added, “Every year it’s the same thing, this President will do better than this President.”
“We’ve had a Republican President and it seems like when we have Republicans in there, we do worse.
“Then we get a Democrat President and we’re still on the same level, if not worse.”
Whether they feel negatively or positively on that legacy will be a key factor regarding what side the majority of young adults shall sway to.
The decision of who our next president shall be will especially affect students who will be looking to start careers within the next four years.
The election will take place on Nov. 6.