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Can a Conscientious Liberal Back Obama?

cpessell Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 8:23 PM
So, am I then to believe that there is no reason to vote for Romney, just against the other guy? If someone does not believe that they are suffering under Obama how do I tell them they are?

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...