‘…an Obama defeat will speed our nation’s decline…pushing us toward a more fractious America…’
…the likely Romney focus on deficit control will risk another recession while precluding needed public investment in infrastructure, green technologies, and education. America’s future depends on such public investment much more than on controlling the deficit immediately. An Obama victory is the nation’s best defense against retreat from its future responsibilities, from caring for the poor and protecting middle-class opportunities, from the country’s growing commitment to minority rights and its global responsibility to set values of fairness and good sense—not just more troops and targeted drones—as a model for the world. Since last fall, Obama has talked a better game than he did in the first years of his presidency…A second term could be a more enlightened one, and he may yet become one of America’s finest presidents. This will be a historically critical election.
more, at Commonweal (an “Independent journal of religion, politics and culture edited by lay Catholics.”