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Can a Conscientious Liberal Back Obama?

cpessell Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 6:08 PM
I will just address both of your posts in one to make it easier, don't want you to think I'm ignoring your other post below. I know he's had four years, I am really trying to say that I think that our technology has made people more impatient overall. As to making things worse - the deficit has grown, Romney has said he would reduce it but not how. Gas prices are 30 cents less then they were at their peak in 2008 according to AAA. But as they are controlled on the world market, Bush could not, Obama cannot and Romney will not be able to control gas prices.. Unemployment is worse, but it does seem to be coming back slowly. Again, "it's worse under Obama" is a reason to vote against Obama, not to vote for Romney.

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...