Just a quick diary to show how savvy President Obama is, versus Romney, who probably doesn't even know what Reddit is.
The best part of Reddit is that world gets to hang out and each comment is weighed democratically on its merit. This has made for quite an amusing thread. It is also amazing that President Obama, or at least his team, has the pulse on the youth culture enough to know exactly when and where to reach the most of them.
So if you are looking for a diversion when waiting for polls, I highly suggest Our President, the OPs of OPs, delivering on Reddit:
Here are some of my favorites:
[–]PresidentObama[S] 4488 points 2 hours ago
I want to thank you all again for the reception you gave me in August for my AMA. Good questions. Definitely not bad.
I'm checking in because polls will start closing in this election in just a few hours, and I need you to vote.
Millions of Americans have stepped up in support of this campaign over the last 19 months, and today we decide what the next four years look like -- but only if we show up.
I ask that you go out there and cast your vote, whatever your political persuasion.
You can confirm your polling location here:
If you’ve voted already, don't stop there -- spread the word to your friends, roommates, and neighbors. Think of it as upvoting.
[–]ExplodingPenguin 2778 points 2 hours ago
I'm British so obviously can't vote. Although if Romney wins rest assured we'll send redcoats.
[–]ryeisenberg 227 points 2 hours ago
I drove 370 miles from PA back to NJ after being displaced by Hurricane Sandy just to make sure I could vote for you in the election today because the e-mail ballot didn't work for me. Best of luck tonight!
[–]wilderthanmild 31 points 2 hours ago
Hey, the guy I voted for! P.S. I voted using a provisional ballot in Ohio. Sorry for all the recounts we'll probably have.
[–]ceedge 1341 points 1 hour ago
Upvoting the President on Reddit because I can't vote for him in Canada.
[–]zeco 424 points 1 hour ago
Same here, in Germany.
Now I can say that I voted for Barack Obama on Nov. 6th!
[–]Athiri 87 points 47 minutes ago
Being in the UK I voted for him 8 minutes into November 7th, but likewise!
[–]vinster271 1146 points 2 hours ago
Good Guy Barack. Follows up on election night.
[–]albinobluesheep 819 points 1 hour ago
OP, Our President , delivered.
[–]ch33psh33p 240 points 2 hours ago
First time voter, but you have my support Mr. President!
[–]Lavarekira 69 points 2 hours ago
First time voter here too! I made sure that I made a wise decision by choosing a fellow Redditor!
[–]too-many-things 190 points 1 hour ago
I am sorry to swear in the presence of your esteemed leader, but, please, don't fuck this up. Seriously, just don't fuck it up.
Your pal, Australia.
[–]DigitallyGeeking 230 points 1 hour ago
Please continue to keep your scary insects away from us.
Your pal, America
[–]hongkongianhomy 140 points 2 hours ago
Mr. President, I have prayed to Reddit gods Flying Spaghetti Monster, Neil Degrasse Tyson and Ron Paul that you prevail tonight. Only our upvotes can bring this fateful night to its rightful, left-leaning, close.
[–]Watershipdown82 49 points 2 hours agoThe whole world is watching, and the revolution was not televised.
I'm in Ireland, watching the election with a roomful of Germans. We're all rooting for you, Mr. President. The whole world is watching.
It was on Reddit.