Students at Texas Southern University speak out about voting in the 2012 presidential election.
“He gives me hope and he is an inspiration to me. I know he is an inspiration for a lot of black males. But when I look at Obama, it’s like he is a role model for what a black man can be,” Shearron-Hawkins said. “He is hope in that, we don’t have to be entertainers or basketball players and rappers. A little black kid from the hood or anywhere can look up to Obama and say, ‘I can be the president.”‘ “That’s something Romney can’t do.”
Despite accusations of economic failure from the Republican party, Shearron-Hawkins concedes that he will stand behind Obama another four years.
“You can’t make all the changes you need to make in four years. Obama can make the necessary changes in eight years,” Shearron-Hawkins said. “When I see Romney, I see insincerity. I don’t like that, I don’t like to see that character trait in anyone. It seems like he panders to whatever crowd he’s talking to. He needs to say what he means and means what he says. At least Obama stands for something, and that strikes a cord in me.”