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Can a Conscientious Liberal Back Obama?

Think Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 1:40 PM
Well, Mr. Jacoby, if, by your use of the word "Liberal,' you mean today's Progressives, of course the committed will vote for Obama - they are fellow travelers. If you mean "Classical Liberal," eg those who support the individual over the over-reaching State, they all are in the Tea Party today, and so will NOT be voting for obama.

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...