One of the most sobering moments of this election season was watching my students realize that if Romney is elected, their families will lose their food stamps and other vital services they currently receive. The betrayal on my kids’ faces and in their protests as they processed this (“But that’s how we EAT!”) very nearly broke my heart.
And so I understand their outrage at the prospect of him leading our country. When the elections came up (again) in my second period class today, one student asked if I would be voting for Obama. I vehemently replied, “Yes!”