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Can a Conscientious Liberal Back Obama?

cpessell Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 8:39 PM
And Obama's reasoning was wrong. It's so simple. If we up our production the rest of OPEC decreases theirs. We are seeing an increase in demand from emerging countries and it is so much more lucrative for oil companies to sell their oil to Japan than stateside. Let me turn it around - I hate Romney and think he would be an unknown quantity in the White House. The state he was raised in and the state he governed are most likely going with Obama and the Salt Lake paper endorsed Obama. The country is actually doing better than you think. Does that convince you? Will you vote Obama now? Of course not. And in essence that is what I'm getting here on the opposite side. Thanks tho for replying.

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...