FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Readers from Fairfield County had mixed responses on The Daily Voice's Facebook pages to the outcome of Tuesday’s presidential election . President Obama won with 50.3 percent of the popular vote and 303 electoral votes to Republican Mitt Romney's 203.
“Will the right wing in this country finally realize that moving more to the extreme right is not exactly a recipe for success?’’ Brian Burgess wrote on The Norwalk Daily Voice's Facebook page. “Will they finally get out of 'obfuscation' mode and start working for their country's future?”
“It shows that some of America is willing to move forward regardless of what party, religion, race or gender,’’ Jeff Curtis Jr. wrote in Stamford. “We need to convince the rest of America that only by putting aside our petty differences can we change as a nation. We have to adapt with the changing world we can't become isolationalists.”
Obama had strong appeal with women voters, 55 percent of whom supported him, according to Bloomberg. “It’s a great day for women,’’ Patty Robinson wrote on the Westport page.
Dennis Jackson said on the Wilton page that the election was “a very American competition of ideas. In spite of all the corrupt money and spin, the man with the philosophy and ideas that rang true to the largest number of voters won. The question is whether Republican leaders will be able to continue to forestall progress.”
Despite Obama’s victory, there is still debate over how he can fix the nation’s most pressing issues, particularly the economy. Ken Prince wrote in Norwalk: “How can anybody say we need to realization a move to the right is bad, when we have been moving left for a generation, going broke and losing global status because of it? Working for the future? Is that what Obama has been doing burying our future in debt? How can we be so stupid.”