After eight years of a flat-footed administration that booted just about every foreign and domestic issue, the nation needs a sure-footed president who can repair the considerable damage wreaked at home and abroad. America — and the world — are thirsting for someone who can be a true leader.
We firmly believe this is a moment in the nation’s history unlike any other, one that re quires a president who is not just competent but who can in spire. That is why we endorse Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for president. […]
To parse their policy differences is to smack into the mountain while stumbling over molehills. Democratic voters face a decision between a more known commodity, a careful pragmatist, and a less seasoned politician who has sounded a call to change unlike any heard in decades, one that has the ability to echo among young and old, black and white.
A Clinton presidency would not be a disaster. Far from it. But it would be a lot more of what we’ve had in the past.
An Obama presidency has the potential of restoring the world’s faith in America. Some say faith is the problem, that voting for Obama requires a leap of faith that he indeed can deliver. We believe a vote for Obama is an affirmation of one’s faith in an America that brings out the best in all of its people.
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