My disenchantment, and perhaps that of many other liberals, began long before Obama's re-electioneering. Guantanamo, the escalation of the war in Afghanistan, increased surveillance of activists, capitulation to Israel's sordid policies (and wanton killing), escalation of drone attacks and consequent civilian deaths (far more than Bush ever dreamed of), expansion rather than repeal of the Patriot Act, the failure to fight for a single payer health care system, the claimed right to target and kill U.S. citizens at the government's whim, and on and on.
Re-election of Obama would be nothing short of a disaster for the nation (and for the world). Surely real - not phony - liberals exist who would represent all the people and who would fight not only for the middle class but also for the neediest, the poor and the unemployed of the nation. Rather than vote for Obama I would prefer not to vote at all or, if I get any angrier, to vote for the Republican candidate just to see how long it would take for the rich to totally destroy what faint semblance of democracy yet remains.
After all, Obama is a Republican posing as a Democrat. Why not vote for someone who doesn't lie about party affiliation? Better a Republican who openly claims Republican affiliation that a spineless fraud.