Two Tribes and Yes, We Can

Like many Americans, I will be so glad when this election is over, however, I don’t believe it will end tomorrow at midnight.  With the popular vote being so close, I predict many states will call for a recount and America will be waiting for weeks to learn the name of our next president.  I also predict that Obama will win the electoral vote nationally but Romney will take Florida based upon a quote printed in the Tampa Bay Times from former Governor Jeb Bush:  “As Pasco goes, so does the state of Florida.”

It’s been such an ugly election and possibly even worse living in the swing state of Florida in the I-4 Corridor but the ugliness wasn’t limited to the TV or radio airwaves.  The spew of negativity and discontent from either side has been plastered all over my Facebook newsfeed.  I had several liberal friends complaining about Obama signs being stolen from their yards, however, ironically no Romney friends reported any such acts but perhaps not so surprisingly since Romney held a rally here last Saturday.

Then I spotted a defaced Obama sign outside my early polling precinct.

On Saturday, the last day of early voting, I waited in an hour and a half to cast my vote for Obama in sea of Romney supporters wearing buttons and t-shirts.  I should have worn my Obama tube socks.

Four years later, I’m still an Obama Mama.  Yes, Mr. President, I’m ready to move forward, past all the ugly partisan politics and get back to work fixing the economy and making America prosperous again.

Yes, we can.


Denise Mestanza-Taylor+


  1. Lucy says:

    Yes, we can, no matter who sits at the top, it is up to the people, I think we need to remember that, as a people. Once we have spoken, we need to move forward and stop the whining! We seem to have forgotten that once we elect our officials we are suppose to stand behind them? Not continue to tear them apart. We seem to have created a younger generation of whiners and those who whine about losing. I was raised to accept the winner, stand behind the President and hope for success.

  2. Cathy Kennedy says:

    We can show respect for the office of the president, even if we don’t agree with him. Regardless of who is appointed to the post, I will honor that position as such. Thanks for dancing with us on Monday’s Music Moves Me – the greatest dance party in Blogosphere!

  3. Danielle @ Royalegacy Reviews & More says:

    Actually, I truly hope that Romney can pull this out. In this corner of California we live in has 20% unemployment. The high gas prices are hurt, too. Have a great week,

  4. Naila Moon says:

    I will not post who I am voting for but the key thing here is to VOTE!
    I will be glad when the election itself is over but I am afraid that you are right in what you have said.

  5. xmasdolly says:

    I agree the key is too vote, but… the words are “YES WE CAN”! Thanks a wonderful Post to share how you feel from the heart! That is respected.

  6. JamericanSpice says:

    Well voting here is always better than in my country.
    People need to learn to vote not for feelings but for what is right and good for our country and families and future.

    Thanks for sharing your tune!


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