It's Okay To Be Scared.
Start writing a post

If You're Scared Of Trump Being Re-Elected, You're Not Alone

America can't elect him a second time....right?

If You're Scared Of Trump Being Re-Elected, You're Not Alone

On Tuesday Trump held one of his infamous rallies in Orlando, Florida. This rally marked the launch of his re-election campaign, which means that America's nightmare has decided he deserves another term in the Oval Office.

Scary, right?

Here's the deal. Trump acts like he's an underdog in the political game and that he isn't part of the "elite" that he so joyously denounces. That's why people like him. But unlike in 2016, he's not an underdog this time around. He's technically the front runner because presidents that run for re-election tend to have the upper-hand throughout the campaigning process.

But Trump is an underdog in a sense. He's trailing in every national poll by a good margin. His most formidable opponents, Democrats like Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, are beating him in the area where he won big before - the electoral college. In fact, he's even behind in his own internal polls. Yikes.

But we've been here before right? Wasn't Hillary Clinton projected to win in 2016 by almost 100%? She was literally supposed to crush him and instead we wound up with Trump as the leader of the free world.

It's difficult to believe any polls or data after 2016, but in reality, they aren't the most important thing. The most important thing we can do during this election season is vote.

Vote, vote, vote, vote, vote.

V O T E.

This seems a little premature, but it's not. Especially if this MAGA era has brought fear to your life or the life of someone you know, it's never too late to start advocating for change and educating yourself and others about how we can have a role in the shaping of our government.

Educating yourself can be as simple as going to a candidates website and reading their platform, or staying engaged with the news every day.

A lot of people think that when they vote it doesn't matter. So then they stop voting, which is part of the reason we got into this mess in the first place. There are also people actively working to make sure that some people do not have a chance to vote in this country. Polling places are poorly run, people can't get off work, whatever it may be.

So this all sounds pretty bad right? What can we even do to help out? Does it even matter?

It does matter. If you convince 100 people to vote, it matters. If you convince just one person to vote, it matters. Just remember that your vote does indeed matter. Every vote matters and we all are aware of that since the last election when that became quite evident.

Below is a link to the volunteer page of Rock the Vote, an organization dedicated to making sure every American citizen has the right to be heard. You can make a difference because you matter.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

How I Celebrate Valentine's Day

Every person, every couple celebrates Valentines in different ways, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

How I Celebrate Valentine's Day

Ah, Valentines Day, a day of excitement for some and heart break for many. There are three kinds of people on Valentine's Day: the ones who make it a big deal, a little deal, and those who are single, but Valentine's Day can be fun for anyone if you have the right spirit in mind.

Keep Reading... Show less
Warner Bros. Television

1. You don't have to feel guilty about flirting with customers for tips (or just for shits and giggles).

2. You can be obnoxiously flirtatious with anyone you want. You are free to be that girl that flirts with everybody and makes 'em all smile (it's especially fun when the guy is as cute as Collin Jost). No shame.

3. Making random men nervous with your superior beauty and intense eye contact just for the hell of it is really amusing and empowering.

4. No one gives two poops if ya legs are hairy (your man shouldn't either but *Kermit the Frog meme* That's none of my business)

Keep Reading... Show less

Black History Month? Try Black History Year

What does Black History Month mean to you?


African Americans have done so much and will forever be remembered for their accomplishments. In my opinion, there is no such thing as Black History Month. All year, we should celebrate the amazing poetry, music, inventions, and accomplishments that has surfaced over the last 100 years. Let's take a look...

Keep Reading... Show less

A TikTok Ban? Nope, That's Not Happening

We've seen this movie before with the popular social media app.


Here we go again. There's a groundswell of support to ban TikTok in the United States.

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Check out what's trending on Odyssey!

writing on a page with a hand holding a pen as if the person is beginning to write something

Looking for some inspiration to kick off your Monday? Check out these articles by our talented team of response writers! From poetry to tips for manifesting your dream life, there's something for everyone.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments