And on Nov. 6, she wants everyone to vote him into a second term of office.
From the “We Got Your Back” sign across her garage door to the “Welcome to Obama Country” sign and poster-size photograph of the president on the lawn of her Vera Cruz Drive home, Victorian wears her heart and desires on her sleeves.
The 60-year-old event planner and former Motown record promoter says she has made her yard a shrine to the president because he deserves a second term and the opportunity to put his policies – blocked by Congress in his first term – into place.
Victorian, who chokes up talking about the president, says she loves how he talks, treats people, and leads the country,
“He touches my soul,” she said. “I have never met him. I have never been close to him. I like the way he treats his wife. I like the way he treats his children. I just like how he makes me feel about the country and the world.”
Victorian believes that the Nobel Peace Prize Committee felt the same way when they awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Obama in 2009.
“They felt his spirit,” she said. “They knew he was about doing the right thing.”
Victorian began decorating her yard with Obama signs after returning from the Sept. 24 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. She designed her own signs and had them printed.
She was among the first DeKalb voters to cast early ballots on Oct. 15 when early polls opened. Through Wednesday, 125,736 early voters had cast ballots in the county. Since Oct. 15, Victorian has been encouraging neighbors, friends, family and anyone who drives down her street to vote for a second term for Obama whi is being challenged by Republican Mitt Romney.
Her signs have been the envy of those who see them, and when they started disappearing from her yard at nights, Victorian began picking them up at dusk.
Every morning when she sets them out again on the lawn of the house she has lived in for 34 years, she gets honks and shouts of encouragement from passers-by.
“I am on the main street so everybody drives by my house to the store or to work,” she said Thursday. “They smile and wave.”
When she voted for Obama in 2008, Victorian said that was the first time she had ever voted in her life.
“Before that, none of them had ever touched me,” she said. “I liked Bill Clinton but not enough to go vote.”
While she says she is not better off now than she was in 2008, she believes that if the president had been allowed to be Barack Obama, the country would be better off.
“They have not allowed him to be everything he needs to be,” she said. “Once we get him into office again, the Congress needs to get out of the way. Once we stand together, he could make a real difference.”