Opinion: Why Obama lost my vote

Katie Reule

Anne Buie

Katie ReuleI attempted to approach the upcoming election without bias. But based on the overall aura and performance of President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden, I would have to say they lost me.

Both men came off to me as arrogant. I want my president to be someone who is humble and strong — not pretentious.

During the first presidential debate Obama wouldn’t look Gov. Mitt Romney in the face — Romney would look directly at his opponent giving him the respect and acknowledgment.

With the second debate, Obama was overly aggressive and demeaning to Romney through his incessant interruptions and snide comments made throughout Romney’s rebuttal.

Romney did not debate perfectly, but he at least restrained and responded with tastefully woven remarks toward Obama.

Obama acted disrespectfully to his opponent and treated Romney as if he were subpar.

Being disrespectful and treating an opponent with disdain is unacceptable in any situation. I do not agree with this idea of belittling others through snide comments and a lack of respect for Romney.

I want a president that can show respect to his competitors and be a role model for all American citizens with his upright demeanor and attitude. This is why Obama won’t be getting my vote. 

Reule, a junior public relations and journalism major from Charlotte, is an opinion writer.