“An Open Letter to the American People
“This yearâ€™s presidential election is among the most significant in our nationâ€™s history. The country urgently needs a visionary leader who can ensure the future of our traditional strengths in science and technology and who can harness those strengths to address many of our greatest problems: energy, disease, climate change, security, and economic competitiveness.
“We are convinced that Senator Barack Obama is such a leader, and we urge you to join us in supporting him.
“During the administration of George W. Bush, vital parts of our countryâ€™s scientific enterprise have been damaged by stagnant or declining federal support. The governmentâ€™s scientific advisory process has been distorted by political considerations. As a result, our once dominant position in the scientific world has been shaken and our prosperity has been placed at risk. We have lost time critical for the development of new ways to provide energy, treat disease, reverse climate change, strengthen our security, and improve our economy.”
61 Nobel Laureates in Science Endorse Obama, SEA, September 25, 2008 (via and via)