I asked a private student of mine why she supports Obama. She said, "Because he is popular."
It is an interesting response, but totally expected. As I finished 5th period of Junior High, I heard my phone buzzing non-stop. There were about 15 text messages from various friends in Japan informing me of the victory. I let the staff know, and they were all happy. But things were summed up by one teacher's response, "I'm very happy, but I don't know anything about him."