In the 2012 election for President, with the economy still suffering and Benghazi fresh on everyone's minds, Obama received more votes than McCain did in 2008. However, Republicans did not put together a compelling campaign based on American values.
The way that the public education system treats art programs is unreasonable. Art programs are seen as excess, and are normally the first programs to get cutbacks. The school system seems to lack the foresight to see the importance of art.