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As many of you know, I have been a fierce critic of President Obama’s policies, believing that many of his decisions have been wrong for our country and wrong for the Democratic Party. But after hearing today’s announcement that Paul Ryan will be selected as Mitt Romney’s running mate, I have decided to set aside my differences and throw my full support behind the Democratic Party and behind President Obama.

The only scenario I can imagine that would be worse for the future of our nation than having Mitt Romney elected to the Presidency would be to have Paul Ryan become half of that White House team. The selection of Paul Ryan is a cynical decision and only proves how divisive a Mitt Romney Presidency would be.

I encourage other Progressives who have held similar reservations to put their anger aside and join me in supporting President Obama during this election season. Whatever differences we have can be addressed after the November elections. It is time to rally around the Commander-in-Chief.

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