Hannah Herried, a longtime Boulder, Colorado resident and senior at CU Boulder, says that there has been substantially less tumult this election than she witnessed in Boulder, a liberal hub, in 2008.
"Last election I drove around campus on a party bus with the Beastie Boys [on Election Day], there is nowhere near that amount of excitement this time."
Herreid says that she worked on Obama’s 2008 campaign, and recalls watching votes come in at Boulder Outlook Hotel.
"It was like an explosion when the votes came in, everyone was screaming and crying and hugging and, it’s so exciting just remembering it. And the next day it was the same thing," she says.
Herreid attests that young voters on the Boulder campus primarily voted early this year, like she did. Although Republicans led in early voting numbers in the state, she continues to believe that Obama will win the 2012 election.
"The thing is that I want Obama to win," Herreid said Tuesday. "I think the majority of the country realizes that he is on the right track and changing leadership now is not going to help anyone."