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Obama Reelection

Crib Sheet for the Undecided Voter

Carla Seaquist | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

It's decision time. To nudge you in the general direction of Mr. Obama and the Democrats, here is a guide, culled from reams and reams of binders, to help you to vote both in your own best interests and those of the nation.

One Last Chance for the "Audacity of Hope"

Jim Garrison | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Jim Garrison

It is the ultimate irony that as the presidential campaign comes into its final week, the one issue that was never discussed in any of the debates has emerged with crushing impact -- climate change.

Why Obama Will Win

Judy Frankel | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Many voters who would not otherwise vote will march to the polling booths on November 6th if for no other reason than because Obama has a better position on women's issues than Romney.

Blind Insight: Women Who Support Obama, Both Celebrity and Grassroots, and Why

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

It's great to be living in a swing state during a presidential campaign as the election day gets closer. It seems to bring out the best and worst in people and politics.

Et tu, Bubba?

Ken Blackwell | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Barack Obama does not quite bestride the narrow world like a colossus these days. But he may realize the wisdom of keeping his friends close and his enemies even closer.

Why This Grateful Woman Is Voting for Obama

Lea Lane | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Lea Lane

People of a certain age and a certain means often "vote their pocketbooks." To them I say, I am "voting my granddaughters."

Amanda Terkel

Obama Campaign Hits Back Against Romney Momentum In Wisconsin | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The importance of Wisconsin and its 10 electoral votes has been made clear in this last week of campaigning, with President Barack Obama...

Four Keys to an Obama Victory

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Ten days before the presidential election, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are locked in a tight contest. The Obama campaign needs to do four things to pull victory out of the fire.

Why I'm Supporting President Obama

Robert Redford | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

We simply can't let Mitt Romney buy the keys to the White House and let the special interests write our nation's energy plan behind closed doors. He'd roll back every step of progress we've made -- not just in the last four years, but the last 40 years.

Progressives: In Swing States, Vote for Obama

Daniel Ellsberg | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Daniel Ellsberg

I don't 'support Obama.' I oppose the current Republican Party. The only way for progressives and Democrats to block Romney from office, at this date, is to persuade enough people in swing states to vote for Obama: not stay home, or vote for someone else.

On the Front Line for Obama: My Adventures Registering Voters in Florida

Charles Alexander | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Charles Alexander

As an Obama supporter living in Brooklyn, I sometimes feel useless. Even with Romney's recent surge, surely the President has New York in bag. Fortunately, my wife and I have a second home in Sarasota, Fla. That's where the action is.

Aristotle's Strategy for Obama

Lex Paulson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Lex Paulson

You have 20 days left in this race. To win the election, you're going to have to trade your philosopher's toga for a warrior's sword. Last night proved you're willing to pick up your sword. I'm here to tell you how you take away Mitt Romney's.

Own Your Future

Tori Taylor | Posted 12.15.2012 | College
Tori Taylor

In 2008, we came out in record numbers and supported then-Senator Obama by a 2 to 1 margin. In 2012, we are just as enthusiastic about the President, and it's up to all of us to continue what we started four years ago.

Obama's Re-election Struggle and the Future of American Youth

Shahab Moghadam | Posted 12.11.2012 | Teen
Shahab Moghadam

The sad reality is that the American Dream is fast becoming something you have to be asleep to achieve and that American youth are struggling to obtain the very basic opportunities which generations of their predecessors took for granted.

Pregnant... With Anticipation

Jonathan Del Arco | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Del Arco

Simply put, I'm gay, Latino and an immigrant so this President has displayed his love for me many times over, I though it was my turn to give it back.

Why Barack Obama Is Going to Win

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The American presidential contest, as Tocqueville demonstrated and one can never be reminded enough, is a bizarre election in which voting takes place state by state, thus not completely on a national scale of the United States.

Amanda Terkel

New Obama Ad Goes After Mitt Romney On Big Bird | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign is out with a new TV ad, going after one of Mitt Romney's most memorable lines from last week's presidential debate: ...

Obama Tells Fundraisers To Be 'Obsessive' About His Re-Election

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

* Obama calls himself competitive * Makes apparent reference to O.J. Simpson when mocking Romney By Jeff Mason ...

Republican Senator, Vietnam Veteran Endorses President Obama

Larry Pressler | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Larry Pressler

As a life-long Republican, I stand by him as he stands by all of us, putting national allegiance ahead of party affiliation. I endorse President Obama for reelection in 2012.

Why Most Second Term Presidents Fail -- and What Obama Can Do to Beat the Odds

Alfred J. Zacher | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Alfred J. Zacher

Only 19 U.S. presidents have been elected to a second term. Out of those, only seven avoided a troubled or failed second term. Should this second-term curse enter into the decision to vote for Barack Obama?

This Election Is Already Over - Obama Has Won

Cenk Uygur | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Here's my new favorite fact: whoever is leading two weeks after the last convention has never relinquished the lead in the last 15 presidential elections. It's way past two weeks since the last convention and President Obama doesn't have a small lead, he has a huge lead.

Stand & Fight: A Conversation With James Taylor on the Road for President Obama

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"As a citizen, I feel so strongly about the essential goodness and capability of President Obama that I'm really willing to make pretty much any kind of effort and sacrifice they ask of me in trying to keep him in office. That's what it comes down to."

Why I Love Derek Jeter and Dislike Mitt Romney

Michael Ian Black | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Michael Ian Black

How I wish I had Mitt Romney's talent. Wish I could, through my own financial prestidigitation, transform a dollar bill into two, or two million. Where my admiration for Mitt Romney ends is at Owen Roberts International Airport, two miles southeast of George Town, the picturesque capital of Grand Cayman Island.

Don't Get Fooled Again: Why Liberals and Progressives Should Vote Enthusiastically for President Obama

Sanford Jay Rosen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Sanford Jay Rosen

Let's not let hubris put us at risk of electing the wrong candidate again. The stakes in this election put our values at risk, possibly more than we can imagine.

Can America Be Great Again?

Alec Baldwin | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

America will never be great again under a Romney administration. It will be great for rich people, while everyone else will be asked to dial down their expectations of what it means to be an American, again.