I can't actually vote for Barack Obama -- though I live in New York City I'm from Canada and it's stamped on my passport as surely as on the way I say "out." But there is no being part of the great churning American media machine -- whether as a viewer, reader, listener, Tweeter, Instagrammer or random Canadian who somehow snuck her way on television -- without forming an opinion. Sometimes, it's even educated! As for me, the more educated I got, the more I came to realize that my support for the 44th President of the United States and his party actually has its roots well north of the border. Really, every reason I can think of to vote for Barack Obama I learned from Canada. In the language of my people, et voila...
<p>Rachel Sklar is a <a href="http://changetheratio.tumblr.com/post/15087972070/rachelsklarbio" rel="nofollow">writer/entrepreneur</a> and founder of <a href="http://www.theli.st/" rel="nofollow">TheLi.st</a>. She was previously the founding media editor at The Huffington Post and was <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/02/25/first-100-github-buzzfeed-squarespace/" rel="nofollow">one of its earliest hires</a>. She is the author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GGT2SW2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00GGT2SW2&linkCode=as2&tag=chatherat-20" rel="nofollow"><em>The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women</em></a>.</p>
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