While the networks yuk it up with sitcoms and teen libido, the message they're sending the American public is that the most important political gatherings of the last four years don't merit the nation's full attention.
McCain was droll, offensive without being nasty and very relaxed. He was handy at spewing mixed-up rhetoric about his position and Obama's on the war, oil drilling, NATO and tax cuts -- It was seductive.
I have decided to channel my frustration with the party by getting my hands dirty. I am running for the Kansas House of Representatives to try to make the party a more open environment for people like me.