The reëlection of Barack Obama is a matter of great urgency. Not only are we in  broad agreement with his policy directions; we also see in him what is absent in  Mitt Romney—a first-rate political temperament and a deep sense of fairness and  integrity. A two-term Obama Administration will leave an enduringly positive  imprint on political life. It will bolster the ideal of good governance and a  social vision that tempers individualism with a concern for community. Every  Presidential election involves a contest over the idea of America. Obama’s  America—one that progresses, however falteringly, toward social justice,  tolerance, and equality—represents the future that this country deserves.

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