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Can a Conscientious Liberal Back Obama?

cpessell Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 8:55 PM
Nah, from what I've read and heard, we don't think Obama's the greatest. We see reality. He has many flaws and I have been disappointed with many of his decisions. However, I see nothing to make me change course. Romney offers nothing but "trust me". Like you all, we are voting for what we see as the lesser of two evils.

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...