Nation Topics - Barack Obama
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After the first presidential debate, the media follow-up focused almost exclusively on its theatrics and the implications for the “horse race.”
The impact of an Obama presidency is better answered by partisanship than race—but race still matters.
Young voters gave Obama a decisive win in 2008. Four years later, the love affair is on the rocks.
Despite Obama's unquestionably varied record, progressives can't afford four years under a Romney-Ryan presidency.
Both would rather talk about anything but Wall Street’s financing and control of both parties.
Whatever disappointments progressives have with Obama's first term, we have a profound interest in the popular rejection of the Romney/Ryan ticket.
What a principled counterattack campaign against the GOP would look like.
Where their interests overlap, progressive politics can thrive.
In a second Obama term, we must organize to win a new social contract for a new economy.