This article is in response to Obama's critics accusing him of being a collectivist and a socialist. It tries to liberate Obama from all of the burdens that have been put on him. It does this by showing all good that Obama's ideas could do for America. It also points out the flaws in the Republicans plan, the author believes that the Republican's plan will not work and are only beneficial to the upper class, though I feel that his opinions are very biased.
Simply put this article is an attempt by the author to persuade the reader that Obama is the better presidential candidate. He uses many techniques to accomplish this, but he mainly focuses on using emotional persuasion ( pathos). An example is when he talks about how Obama cares about future generations and the world we will leave for our