Editorial: President Obama for a second term

  • Article by: EDITORIAL BOARD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 29, 2012 - 6:56 AM

He's in the better spot to move the country forward. But we're hoping for change in a second term.

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dorkeemnOct. 27, 12 3:53 PM

No way does Mr. Obama deserve a second 4 year term. He failed miserably in the first 4 years. Jobs lost have not come back, he has shown an utter disregard for both the office of the Presidency and the law. He has shown that his idea of "bipartisanship" is thanks for the ideas - I'm smarter than you, so we'll do it my way. No way does that get a 2nd chance. Period.

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raylottieOct. 27, 12 3:55 PM

No surprise here. The shocker would have for the Star Tribune to make the right call by endorsing Mitt Romney. Unlike Barack Obama, Romney has a solid resume of executive business and government experience, that demonstrates his ability to cooperate and lead. Obama has been a poor leader for nearly four years; he is unlikely to change in the next four. Time to let him go.

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theagonygopOct. 27, 12 3:55 PM

Obama's successes, while modest given the GOP opposition he faced, far outweigh the inadequacies and falsehoods displayed by Willard over the years. His total change from a "severe conservative" to a wishy-washy moderate is so transparent as to be laughable. Romney won't run on his record in Massachusetts, won't talk about Bane Capital, ignores the fact that he need a billion in federal funds to put on a mediocre Olympics and won't show us his tax returns where he undoubtedly got amnesty from tax fraud for Swill investments. The Star Tribune's endorsement for President Obama is well-deserved. He even has received the endorsement of the Salt Lake City Tribune in the heart of Mormon country. That says volumes about both Obama and Romney.

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rockyshaneOct. 27, 12 3:59 PM

You have got to be kidding. Yes Obama is leading us forward-right into bankruptcy. He condemed Bush four years ago for borrowing money from China and running up the deficit. He promised to cut the deficit in half. Instead he increased it by 5 trillion dollars and this is OK with you? I'm sure some of your liberal loons will write it's the Republican's fault not Obama's. Nothing is ever Obama's fault including the recents deaths of 4 Americans in Benghazi.

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rofl1965Oct. 27, 12 4:02 PM

This writer complains that Romney is not giving any substance as to what his plans look like...Well, unless the writer has amnesia then they would know that Obama campaigned four years ago by doing nothing but attacking Bush and promising change without giving us one single way he was going to do it...Well, the change that has occurred needs to be irradiated, period...

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theagonybhoOct. 27, 12 4:07 PM

Obama needs to be shown the door, GDP 2%, unemployment 8%, 380,000 people a week filing for unemployment, lower job creation each month since January, 6 trillion in new debt,47 million on food stamps and huge tax increases coming in January doesnt sound forward to me.

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janderson2Oct. 27, 12 4:12 PM

4 years ago we voted (and hoped/prayed) for change. We didn't get it. Instead we are on the verge of bankruptcy. It's time the nation gives a successful businessman a chance.

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cavellOct. 27, 12 4:12 PM

yes, it is an editorial. someones opinion. obama has failed at everything for 4yrs. its time for a change of leadership. remember carter?

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elmore1Oct. 27, 12 4:13 PM

What will change in the next 4 years. Will he show leadership to get bipartisan cooperation? Will he actually try to work with the private sector to create jobs and improve the economy? He has been spouting the 1960's DFL mantra for the past 4 years with no results. We can't afford to give this guy another term.

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benturnerOct. 27, 12 4:15 PM

Gotta love it. The Republicans burn down the economy and then complain President Obama didn't clean up the mess fast enough. Now they want to go back to the policies that got us in the mess in the first place.

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