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.
While preventing a Republican triumph is imperative, we should have no illusions about Obama.
In this election and after, we need to write a new story for our changing nation that places care and connection at the center.
In the contest that comes after November, Obama will be on the wrong team.