I’ve found the ouvre of bloggers writing about why progressives should vote for Obama to be generally dismissive and unserious, at least in so far as they are in response to much more principled, thorough and thoughtfully honest pieces about why certain people have decided not to vote for Obama. The amount of venom and bile spewed at people like Matt Stoller, Conor Friedersdorf, or Glenn Greenwald is truly startling. In contrast to that, Charles Pierce has a pretty piece on why he’s voting for President Obama, despite generally being a supporter of Green Party candidate Jill Stein. He strongly disagrees with arguments by Stein, Stoller & Friedersdorf against Obama, though he is better than most in terms of not coming across like a complete donkey in so doing. It’s worth a read.