The campus community Wednesday had mixed reactions to President Barack Obamaâ€™s re-election win, even though most showed overwhelmingly positive support for him over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Associated Students President Simon Fraser overall happy with the outcome of the election. â€œIâ€™m very pleased with the result,â€ said Fraser. â€œ[Obama] laid out plans for community collegesâ€¦ I just hope he follows through with them.â€
Many students and staff alike were pleased that Obama was going to see a second term, saying that they thought he would reduce the national deficit.
â€œIâ€™ve been an Obama supporter for a very long timeâ€¦I was ecstatic that he was re-elected,â€ said Academic Senate President Dustin Hanvey. â€œI was very thrilled with the results of the election.
Hanvey said he hopes that Obama will be able to get more work done on sustainability and energy independence and help reduce the budget deficit.
â€œI am very thrilled to think that in four years he may make some progress in that field,â€ said Hanvey about energy independence.Â â€œI think [Obama] can find a way to deal with the budget crisis, I hope the election will help.â€
In order for Obama to have a more successful term Julio Cuevas, political science major, said that he feels the president needs clear communication with Congress and itâ€™s a roadblock to his policies.
â€œI feel that President Obama needs to focus on education because that is where the future is,â€ said Cuevas
Some were not stunned that Obama came out as the winner, last night. â€œI was not surprised at all,â€ said Associated Students Vice President for External Affairs John Fraser. â€œI went into the polling booth knowing he would pull it out.â€
The country was clearly split down the middle Tuesday night, as the president won the popular vote by one percent, and that showed in some reactions coming from some students.
â€œI didnâ€™t like that he won,â€ said Carlos Solis, history. â€œHe has four years to live up to his promises. He better get to work or something bad is going to happen.â€
Other students who voted are not as optimistic about Obama as others are, but are willing to give him a chance. â€œPresident Obama has four more years,â€ said Steve Arredondo, graphic communication. â€œAnd then if he messes up, we can rip him apart.â€