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Taking exception to endorsement

To the editor:

I have written several letters to your newspaper in the past, which you have published without editing or comment, and in my letters I have tried to make positive comments and avoid criticizing other writers. With your endorsement of the president, I’m making an exception.

Your endorsement is generous and convincing for many, but others may find it rather lukewarm and lacking specific reasons. Your headline stating Obama deserves to finish the job is less convincing than if you said he has earned the right for a second term. Do you really want him to gain political feathers in a second term?

I believe your statement “smaller government is coming with or without an Obama presidency” is contrary to everything the Obama administration believes in; bigger government is at the heart at any Obama presidency.

Your comment that the next year will be marked by “delicate challenges” seems to miss the mark. No president has ever been blessed with delicate challenges; they come in hordes and they try the soul and require great strength and character.

Whoever is president next year will need our prayers.

Forrest Cook

Dublin

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