Obama Losing Richard Cohen

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

Richard Cohen will vote for the president, but he is not happy about it. He is deeply disappointed:

 Obama never espoused a cause bigger than his own political survival … On the movie screen, Robert F. Kennedy’s appeal is obvious: authenticity. He cared. He showed it. People saw that and cared about him in return. With Obama, the process is reversed. It’s hard to care about someone who seems not to care in return. I will vote for him for his good things, and I will vote for him to keep Republican vandals from sacking the government. But after watching Bobby Kennedy, I will vote for Obama with regret. I wish he was the man I once mistook him for.

His is a revealingly honest column. Richard Cohen, a leading liberal columnist, isn’t going to vote for Mitt Romney. But a disappointed Obama voter who doesn’t have the same loyalties?

These swing staters, for instance, have all the disappointment with none of the obligation. 

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