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One more has been secured for Team Obama.  Jennifer Rubin must be having a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day.  The short of it:

From Washington Post endorses Obama in 2012 race

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post is endorsing President Barack Obama for a second term.

The newspaper says Obama is more likely to put government on sounder financial footing than Mitt Romney.

The Post endorsed Obama in 2008. It says in an editorial ( posted Thursday on its website that a series of tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1 could knock the country back into recession. The newspaper says Obama is better positioned to navigate the upcoming fiscal challenges.

The Post also said Obama helped steady an economy that was in free fall when he took office.

Not a total shocker, but I'm sure it will shrub Jennifer Rubin very much the wrong way, and besides, it's yet another reason to celebrate the spectacularly imploding Mitt Romney "nomentum".

The full endorsement can be found at "Washington Post endorsement: Four more years for President Obama".  The conclusion says it all, and briskly encapsulates the argument that any reasonable American citizen ought to make in defense of Obama's re-election, if we're serious about a forward-thinking vision of a more egalitarian, more just society for our great nation:

By contrast, the president understands the urgency of the problems as well as anyone in the country and is committed to solving them in a balanced way. In a second term, working with an opposition that we hope would be chastened by the failure of its scorched-earth campaign against him, he is far more likely than his opponent to succeed. That makes Mr. Obama by far the superior choice.
By the way, you should make it your duty to follow WAPO's Greg Sargent if you don't already.  He's fun, tackles twitter trolls on sight, pushes back on GOP slush with facts, and keeps a positive, upbeat attitude even when the likes of Andrew Sullivan lose their minds.

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