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Why President Obama must be re-elected

ELINOR TATUM Publisher and Editor in Chief | 10/22/2012, 2:13 p.m.
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Obama summed it up perfectly in his closing from the debate, when he said:

"I believe Governor Romney is a good man. Loves his family, cares about his faith. But I also believe that when he said behind closed doors that 47 percent of the country considered themselves victims, who refused personal responsibility, think about who he was talking about.

Folks on Social Security who have worked all their lives, veterans who have sacrificed for this country, students who are out there trying to hopefully advance their own dreams but also this country's dreams, soldiers who are overseas fighting for us right now. People who are working hard every day, paying payroll tax, gas taxes, but don't make enough income, and I want to fight for them. That's what I've been doing for the last four years, because if they succeed, I believe the country succeeds.

"And when my grandfather fought in World War II and he came back and he got a GI bill and that allowed him to go to college, that wasn't a handout. That was something that advanced the entire country. And I want to make sure that the next generation has those same opportunities. That's why I'm asking for your vote, and that's why I'm asking for another four years."

And that is why we need to make sure the president has another four years to make America greater.

A vote for Barack Obama is a vote for our future and our legacy. We can't afford to risk either.