270.

“We, the people recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which asks only, what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.

As citizens, we understand that America is not about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us, together — through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government. That’s what we believe.

So you see, the election four years ago wasn’t about me. It was about you. My fellow citizens — you were the change.”

This is why I’m voting for Obama come November. Not because he’s not Romney (a reason I’ve heard a lot lately), but because of the President he is, the President I believe he will be, and the work that I’ve witnessed first hand over the past four years.

Without his new plan, I wouldn’t have had healthcare last year.

His vision is the country I believe in — the country I want to live in — a place of collaboration and understanding, not of fear and self-serving policy.

Oh, he’s certainly not perfect. I’m aware of the mistakes he’s made, and continues to make. But when it comes down to it, I’m proud to call this man my president.

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