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This Ohio newspaper editorial about the Presidential race and the choices it offers us might be the most forcefully blunt I have ever read.
Read it and then return. Back yet? Okay, two comments:
First, the editorial is from a newspaper. Though newspapers have routinely been more liberal than conservative, and though I have read some hard words about both candidates in newspapers, I have never read a newspaper editorial as forcefully critical of Obama as this one. Moreover, the editor knows his history, and bases his criticism not on superficial issues but on much more fundamental philosophical questions. Truly amazing.
Second, the editorial tells us a great deal about the true tone of the country. The opposition to Obama is passionate, educated, and increasingly pervasive. And since it is based on fundamental issues it is difficult for Obama supporters to challenge or debate. This fact does not bode well for Obama and is one reason I believe the election will not be close.