A Great Night for US Democracy
Some young Obama voters were passing out granola bars to people waiting in a long line to vote. (Photo credit: barackobama.com)
President Obama’s reelection was a victory for him and the Democrats but also for the principles of democracy. The Republicans sabotaged the economy, sought to suppress the vote and flooded TV screens with attack ads, but young people and minorities led the way in rejecting these tactics, says Robert Parry.