Both President Obama and Governor Romney have been receiving endorsements from publications now that we are close to the election. I have posted his ringing endorsement from The Salt Lake Tribune and the Tampa Bay Times.
I have yet to see an endorsement like the most lengthy one by The New Yorker. They were so much better than President Obama and his team in detailing his accomplishments, his deficiencies, and his necessary temperament as our leader. Similarly they laid out in detail why Mitt Romney would be a complete detriment to our country if elected. They even included Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged in the narrative.
The Republicans continue to insist on the “Atlas Shrugged” fantasy of the solitary entrepreneurial genius who creates jobs and wealth with no assistance at all from government or society.
This is an excellent endorsement that should be shared. Though lengthy it navigates like a summation as to why the President must be reelected. The final two endorsing paragraphs are prescient.
The choice is clear. The Romney-Ryan ticket represents a constricted and backward-looking vision of America: the privatization of the public good. In contrast, the sort of public investment championed by Obama—and exemplified by both the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Affordable Care Act—takes to heart the old civil-rights motto “Lifting as we climb.” That effort cannot, by itself, reverse the rise of inequality that has been under way for at least three decades. But we’ve already seen the future that Romney represents, and it doesn’t work.
The reëlection of Barack Obama is a matter of great urgency. Not only are we in broad agreement with his policy directions; we also see in him what is absent in Mitt Romney—a first-rate political temperament and a deep sense of fairness and integrity. A two-term Obama Administration will leave an enduringly positive imprint on political life. It will bolster the ideal of good governance and a social vision that tempers individualism with a concern for community. Every Presidential election involves a contest over the idea of America. Obama’s America—one that progresses, however falteringly, toward social justice, tolerance, and equality—represents the future that this country deserves.
Read the entire endorsement here. It is worth the read. More importantly share it with those inclined to read and excerpt important portions to those who just want something short and sweet.
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