To employ the vernacular used in my day job teaching college students, I give Obama a generous B- grade. Meanwhile, the rapacious capitalist-turned-candidate Romney earns a solid F and makes Obama look quite good in comparison.
If Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are elected on Tuesday, they will turn back the clock on progress in America. If they are allowed to do so by a Republican House and Senate, they would return us to a time we could scarcely imagine.
In the face of serious social and economic problems, life is patience, and President Obama has the intelligence and foresight to meet the challenges of the future. A vote for him on November 6 moves us away from the past and propels us toward the future.
Mark it down, the "Redskin Rule" is not continuing it's incredible run in 2012. President Obama will win a second term.
Whoever wins in whatever combination -- presidency, Senate, House -- will face a country divided over whether to raise taxes and in what way; over how to distribute and control health care; over how to put together a deal to address long-term debt.
Both parties are more or less the same. If the Democratic Party continues to fight for the same old issues, it will be abandoned, and cease to exist.
Many have called LGBT equality the civil rights issue of our time. I think they're right. And Mitt Romney doesn't only oppose marriage for gays, he finds the prospect of gay parenting to be anathema to all that's good and civil.
Mitt Romney says that corporations are people. That is legalistic, self-serving nonsense. The consequences of this nonsense are many and overwhelmingly bad.
I objected when George W. Bush was the subject of undeserved, hyperbolic criticism, but the baseless scorn heaped upon President Obama makes Bush's detractors look diplomatic. The president, the office, and our nation deserve better.
For four years, Fox has caricatured President Obama as a a teleprompted, golf-loving, incompetent alien with no record or integrity... so how will they explain Obama's victory to incredulous viewers?
Please don't just vote for someone because of how you think it will affect your wallet -- vote for someone who wants to improve your quality of life on many different levels. Let's encourage Americans to continue innovating in every area that we are capable of -- including the arts.
Play a drinking game: Choose a word that won't get people sloshed before the first returns come in. "Democrat" and "Republican" won't do. On the other hand, to be sure that guests will drive home sober, choose the word "Bush."
As mayors representing America's great cities, we look for a partner in the White House who will help us recover, rebuild and move forward. We have that partner -- and leader -- in President Barack Obama and we believe he has earned a second term.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden have stood up for us. Now, it's time for us to stand up for them.
Never before have the differences been starker between President Obama and his GOP challenger, Mitt Romney. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, whi...