TBTimes Ed Board: Obama has earned 2nd term

Published Oct. 19, 2012

The Tampa Bay Times editorial board recommends the re-election of President Barack Obama "without hesitation."

"Four years ago, Barack Obama offered an inspiring message of hope and change to an uneasy nation bogged down in two wars and facing economic collapse. The rosy idealism quickly gave way to the harsh realities of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The recovery has proven more difficult than anyone imagined. But conditions would be far worse without the president's steady leadership. This is not the time to reverse course and return to the failed policies of the past. Without hesitation, the Tampa Bay Times recommends Barack Obama for re-election as president...."

The recommendation is in print Sunday or can be read here now.

To see all the Times editorial board's recommendations for the 2012 general election, click here.