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November 15, 2012

Reaction mixed to Obama win in HamCo

Jasper — Now that the election is over and President Barack Obama has defeated Mitt Romney to serve another term, some of the voters in Hamilton County expressed their feelings about the results.

Paula G. Williams: “The people have spoken; now we need to get on about our business uniting the United States of America for all the people and by all the people. Those leading the country must do so in a professional manner, representing the people who voted for them to serve. There is no time for personal agendas. Take care of the people in the United States, so we can once again become that great nation. Congratulations President Barack Obama.”

Martha Baker: “I think it went well. I know a lot of people are upset, but to me it went just the way it was supposed to.”

Debbie Reid: “It is what it is and God is in control.”

Lawrence (Jim) Udell: “I am pleased with the results. I knew it was going to happen.”

Tom Moffses: “It’s over. The voters have spoken. Now, it’s time to work together for our kids.”

Veteran Lamar Royals: “We as Americans have to remember that the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights did not just appear from nowhere. Those documents were thought out, they were embedded and instilled in the hearts of the American people and that’s what made America the great nation it is. That’s what made the world look up to America, but whenever we begin to bow down to pressure, and not be willing to stand up and answer the call of what our Constitution, our Bill of Rights and our Declaration of Independence says, regardless of what leader or who we have elected, our nation will begin to deteriorate and that’s what’s happening to America now. It’s not the man.”

White Springs Mayor Helen Miller: “The people have spoken. Our democracy works. The continuing stream of White Springs area citizens who voted on Tuesday fills me with pride for my community. Like others across the country, I watched as thousands of Florida voters stood in line for five to seven hours or more to vote. Our vote is a precious right; we must always remember to use that right no matter the circumstances. I am hopeful that the new Congress will focus on the needs of the nation, rather than it's partisan differences, and support President Obama in moving our country forward. We all need to work together - at the municipal, county, state and federal levels.”


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