The notion that it doesn’t matter who the President is is a big square on the privilege bingo card. For white men, no, it really doesn’t matter who the President is, because they’ll be fine regardless, but for those of us whose lives are on the line based on the decisions the President makes, or the policies the President pushes for, it fucking matters who’s in office.
You can whine all you want about Obama and Romney getting the same amount of money from JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Dopey, Sneezy, and Sleepy. Fact is, one of them is way more likely to help me out with my soon-to-be crippling student loan debt. One is more likely to continue to support welfare programs. One is more likely to continue to throw shade on every state that bans gay marriage.
And the other is Mitt Romney.
And before you even ask me to throw my vote away on some cracker in a third party, no. I like Obama. I almost trust him. This election is a battle and he’s got my support. Period.