Passion for politics, despite family views
Just in case there were any unsure voters, the University of Miami’s College Republicans made sure they were available at the BankUnited Center polling center in hopes of catching a few more Romney supporters.
With her passion for politics, the club’s second vice chair, Victoria Reyna, 18, said she listens to, but remains uninfluenced, by her family’s opposing views.
“It gives me both perspectives, and it lets me analyze and make an informed decision for myself,” said Reyna.
Although this was her first election, Reyna has followed politics since 2008.
“I was optimistic toward Obama in the last election, but he hasn’t lived up to the promises he made,” she said. “I believe it is time for a change.”
Reyna is most concerned about where the economy is headed.
“As best as the president tried, things just didn’t work,” she said. “He blew spending out of control, and the deficit should not be that high.”
“I don’t believe that the economy is growing at the pace it should, and we need a leader that can get us back on track,” added fellow College Republican David Beltran, 18.
“I hope Romney’s able to pull it off. But if not, in American politics we can come together and support whoever wins,” said Reyna. “It is a true testament to the American spirit.”