Keep Calm And Vote


Election Day is here again. As some of you longtime PITNBers might recall, it was 4 years ago that we awoke on Election Day 2008 and anxiously awaited for the country to elect our next president. The candidate I supported, Barack Obama, won the election and became our 44th president. It is now Election Day 2012 and it is time for our nation to vote again … and I think it will come as no surprise to anyone even remotely familiar with me that I am, once again, supporting President Obama for another 4 years as our Commander In Chief. Now, I would never dream of telling anyone how they should cast their vote, I can only express my personal beliefs for the way I am choosing to vote. No matter who you vote for, please make sure you get out there and VOTE TODAY! We live in a nation that is so blessed with riches, chief among them is our right to elect our leaders. It is Election Day and it is our duty to get out there and vote today.

There are a host of reasons that I am voting for President Obama for a second term as president. The biggest reason for me is one that hasn’t gotten much discussion during this election season. The next president will select one or two new Supreme Court Justices and with marriage equality on the line, it is imperative — I think — to vote for a candidate who will select justices who may rule in favor of same-sex marriage. I realize there are a host of issues that are most important to different people, that is what makes our country so great. I look back at the last 4 years and I see so much positive progress in our country and I can’t help but want to see our country continue to move forward. President Obama has done much, IMHO, to undo some of the damage done to this country by the previous president (who shall remain nameless) and he has a lot of work left to do. I believe in the things he stands for, so the choice this election is an easy one for me. I’m voting for President Obama:

Back in 2008, I asked for readers to email me photos of their I Voted stickers so that I could share them here on the blog. I am asking y’all to send in your photos again. You get out to your polling place and you VOTE today. When they give you a sticker that says I Voted, snap a pic and email it to pinkisthenewblog @ I will compile an album of all the photos so that we can all be proud of doing our civic duty as Americans by participating in the political process. At this point, the electioneering is done. The time to vote is here.

I would like to get married and have it be legally recognized in all 50 States and I would like this to happen relatively soon in my lifetime. I am voting for a candidate who will work toward making that happen. Wouldn’t you guys love to see my wedding photos? I know I can’t wait to celebrate that day. As I said, the choice is an easy one for me. President Obama has my vote. Now YOU get out there and vote for YOUR candidate.

Keep Calm and Vote.

UPDATE: I will be uploading the I Voted sticker photos HERE thruout the day.

Check out the gallery all day long to see all the fun photos … like this one taken by my BFF Ollie :D

  • ClaireMichelle

    I’m so excited to vote today! Especially since it will be my younger sister’s first time voting! Such a big moment in her life and I can’t wait for her to experience it! I also can’t wait to say goodbye to all of these political ads. I live in Iowa, one of the states where the candidates spent the most ad money. Ugh. So over it! Haha.

  • Scott

    I agree with not telling anyone how they should vote but I would like to point out that if you are gay or a woman, a vote for Romney is basically a vote to strip you of many of the rights we have achieved and those that are yet to come. I pray that Obama comes out with the victory.

  • Lisa

    Hey Trent!

    I voted and just wanted to say this is a big election year in Washington state with R74 on our ballot for marriage equality ( I hope it passes) and legalization of marijauna ( what?) I am on the fence on that one have no issues with people who indulge in it, just not sure that the law was written right. Go out and vote everyone if you have not already!

  • Meghan

    I voted at 7am despite being in a Hurricane stricken area and only getting power back last night! However, I didn’t get a sticker!

    Trent, you make an excellent case to vote Obama. I am not worried, I think he will emerge victorious tonight.

  • Ella

    My BF’s one year old took my sticker, but I totes voted.

  • Krissy

    As I stood in line this morning, I couldn’t help it…tears came to my eyes! I care so much about this election. I realized after Bush that the President has such an impact on our country. I think eduction, civil rights, and infrastructure are important to our country and so I cast my vote for Barack Obama. You can’t have a healthy economy without a healthy middle class (demand, hello!).

  • emily

    I’m so scared about the new voting laws and ill tempered voting machines. Katherine Harris gave Bush Florida and we all know how that turned out. Ohio’s Sec of State, Jon Husted, is taking similar steps to invalidate thousands of provisional votes … in his swing state. I’m quite scared Romney could win this out of deceptive trickery alone, much like Bush did.
    I’m with you Trent, no one talks about the Supreme Court justices, but that was one of my main arguments against Bush. The SC positions leave lasting legacies for decades … one of the most important parts to this election and no one has discussed it. Good for you for pointing it out and getting out the vote! Woot! I’ll send you my sticker pic soon.

  • cmc

    I voted for the first time today (recently became a citizen)…and they didn’t have stickers!! Lame.

  • Carl

    I had such a fun idea for my sticker, and I didn’t even get one! :(

  • Joanne

    I didn’t get a sticker because I voted absentee, but I voted! :)

  • Megan

    I really would LOVE to see your wedding photos :)