AC-T endorses Obama

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times endorsement of incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama in his quest to fend off the challenge from Republican Mitt Romney and win a second term:

As with all presidents, we have issues with Barack Obama’s record. Little accountability has been doled out for a financial crisis that hammered the American middle class and very nearly sent the entire planet careening into depression. Critics on both sides of the political spectrum have remained eerily quiet while the national security panic created in the wake of 9/11 continues to spawn a surveillance state that often seems contrary to the U.S. Constitution.

But President Obama entered office with two wars raging and the economy in freefall. The U.S. auto industry was collapsing, and Osama bin Laden remained at large. The solutions to the first two issues were far from perfect, but show progress. The solutions to the latter two we’d say are a success.

Slow progress is better than no progress. We feel the pillars are in place for more, and hopefully quickened, progress in the days ahead.

We feel the best way to continue that progress to re-elect President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Nov. 6.


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.