Compassion in chief: Why Obama won – washingtonpost.com

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s reelection was a victory for compassion, generosity, and tolerance over calculated divide-and-conquer as the president acknowledged in his acceptance speech.

 

“We believe in a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America, open to the dreams of an immigrant’s daughter who studies in our schools and pledges to our flag.”

 

In 2012, compassion, generosity and tolerance triumphed over the idea that there are 47 percent of Americans about whom the others need not care. Exit polls showed Obama had a massive lead over Romney on the question of which was “a candidate who cares about people like me.”