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Can a Conscientious Liberal Back Obama?

cpessell Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 5:05 PM
I am looking. I have watched all three debates and will watch tomorrows as well. Also see above post, I have gone to Romney's site and read his ideas. I know who I am voting for, I phone bank and GOTV. I am trying to convince another to vote for Romney and the way things are going, I have got Obama is terrible and Romney won't be. How persuasive is that to a person who does not believe that Obama is a total failure and thinks that he has done some good? Should I just insult my friend and call them stupid and uninformed? Will that convince them?

YOU'RE A PASSIONATE and committed liberal. Four years ago, enthralled by Barack Obama's biography and inspired by his oratory, you voted for him with pride. You embraced his promise of hope and change. You were deeply moved by the racial progress he symbolized.

But above all you voted for him because he expressed such enlightened views.

You didn't just want a Democrat back in the White House, you wanted one who would bring progressive clarity to US national policy.

For eight years, you'd fumed at George W. Bush's offenses against the Constitution; now at last, you believed, you were supporting a...