St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial: Vote Obama

  • Article by: EDITORIAL , St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Updated: October 10, 2012 - 10:08 AM

The nation has wrestled with it since its founding: Will this be government for the many or the few? Choose the many. Choose Barack Obama.

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reidOct. 9, 12 1:23 PM

I'm sure this will be only the first of many shared editorials on the subject. I hope people read both sides and judge the writer's point of view and 'facts' cited in each of them. The sad part for voters is there really isn't much choice; despite the appearances put forward by the concept of primaries, most of the choices have been made by the parties' top brass and we're stuck with choosing between two mediocre or worse offerings.

flatstanleyOct. 9, 12 1:35 PM

This was a great article, which did an excellent job of identifying all of the gaps in the logic to support Romney as president.

mgtwinsfan1987Oct. 9, 12 2:05 PM

Finally, someone says in print what is true about the failures of the right wing ultra-conservative "leaders" in our nation. This should be reprinted everywhere as a primer on what a stark contrast we face this year in this election

firefight41Oct. 9, 12 2:07 PM

No matter which one is elected, this country will remain in the mess we are in. Both men should withdraw their names for the sake of the country.

erase1Oct. 9, 12 2:13 PM

Yet the opinion pieces fails to mention out of control spending as pushed for by the President, entitlement programs going broke and the Presidents failure to lead as demonstrated by not having a budget deal for 3 years. Or any other accomplishment beside the Healthcare bill passed when he had total contol of the Senate and House. He refuses to work across the aisle and has only met with the top 4 members of congress twice in teh last year, no way to run a goverment or get things done. What signs point to any of the above changing if he is granted 4 more years.

lostinstpaulOct. 9, 12 2:25 PM

This was so hilarious, I couldnt even finish reading it!! A Proven Leader? Buwahahaha! mention the deficit, and how it needs to be handled, but no mention of where it came from. Genious!! I suppose if you are all for Obama from the get go, nothing he's done will stop you from wasting your vote. And if you consider what some newspaper endorses, well you obviously will vote for Obama. go 47%'ers- show the tax payers whos boss!

gandalf48Oct. 9, 12 2:45 PM

Where are the president's solutions for the next 4 years? He had no plan for the future and had no ideas on how to negotiate a solution between the two congressional houses. Romney did have solutions and a record of working with those in the Democrat party in Massachusetts...he has a plan for the debt, SS, Medicare, the budget and taxes. Sure Obama might have a budget but it was turned down by ever member of congress. Sure he might have had some ideas in the past but he doesn't have new ones that have a snowball's congress. It's time for Obama to share his new ideas that he didn't have in the last debate or for him to step aside and let someone with better leadership skills take over.

stjohnsonOct. 9, 12 3:04 PM

Two bad points. 1) The obstructionist GOP didn't work with him. The DFL had total control for two years and chose to pass a healthcare bill at the expense of not working on the economy, debt, etc. 2) The middle class hasn't had a raise in 20 years. I guess I didn't know it was up to the government to hand out raises. And by-the-way, median income fell the past four years.

bizsmithOct. 9, 12 3:24 PM

I consider myself to be a moderate with no inclination to vote for either candidate. Will it be too much to ask the left leaning Strib to publish a similar article supporting Romney?

ranger1873Oct. 9, 12 3:28 PM

Barack Obama: for when $16,000,000,000,000 in debt just isn't enough.


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