Yahoo! News asked voters ages 23 to 27 whom they'd choose, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, if an election were held today. Here's one perspective.COMMENTARY | I fully support Barack Obama. In 2008 I was 23 years old and a senior in college; it was also my second time voting. I volunteered my time that election year working at one of the polling booths for people that wanted to vote. It was a memorable, interesting and self-discovering experience.
Since I graduated from college in December 2008 I have had no problem with finding employment (except for those three months after graduation). Today, I have a career as a freelance writer and author. I think because of Obama the unemployment rate has declined and more jobs are available for people who are willing to go after them and work. Since Obama was elected President I have become inspired to take the initiative and become my own boss. Obama definitely has the youth vote and he also has the vote for most other demographics as well, the reason why is because he is such a versatile president and many people can identify with him.
As far as Mitt Romney goes, I do not think he will do a better job than the Obama administration in landing employment for others. Romney's job creation for Massachusetts had one of the worst job creation rates in the United States. If it is like that for one state, just imagine how it would be for the whole nation if Romney became president.
Obama also has my vote for a host of other issues that grab my interest. Obama's healthcare plan, his support for gay marriage rights and also his interest in removing student loan debt for deserving people are the reasons why I support Obama in 2012.
Heather M. Johnson-Emerson is a freelance writer and author. She is based out of Pierre, S.D.