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in this editorial from yesterday the paper of record for the Philadelphia area, including South Jersey and Delaware, lays out its rationale for again supporting Obama for the presidency over a Republican opponent.

Several snips from the editorial, which I urge you to read, are worth noting.

Here's the beginning:

Like a carnival barker cajoling a mark into spending the last bills in his wallet, the Republican Party is counting on Americans' not remembering that they've seen this trick before.

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney wants voters to forget their familiarity with the prize he's dangling before their eyes - a return to the disastrous economic policies that preceded the recession. Given that context, Romney's prize is no better than a fake pearl.

There is also this:

It's hard to tell because the Massachusetts moderate who fashioned the precursor to Obamacare has reinvented himself as a right-leaning father figure for tea-party patron Paul Ryan, his Ayn Rand-devotee running mate. Would Romney be more like Ryan as president? Conservatives spending millions on his campaign believe he will. But that's not what America needs.
and this:
America doesn't need an Etch A Sketch president whose positions change with the type of audience he's speaking to. It also doesn't need a president who makes foreign-policy speeches suggesting the nation needs to become entangled in even more foreign disputes. Families are tired of seeing their sons and daughters in the armed forces venture into harm's way for causes that no longer seem as important, especially with the nation continuing to struggle to end an economic crisis. If anything, polls show, most Americans think the troops in Afghanistan and elsewhere can't come home soon enough.
This is s strong editorial from an award-winning newspaper.

It is worth passing on to any acquaintances who either themselves might yet be undecided or only weakly for the President, or who have the potentiality of influencing others.

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