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Can a Conscientious Liberal Back Obama?

scrow Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 5:27 PM
That's why he's had four years, not "next week." Alternately, a clear plan of how years 5-8 will be different than 1-4 and fix things.

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...