Ms. Candidate: Whatever your religion -- or even if you don't have one -- and whatever your sins (and face it, you've got them; we all do), you, too, can convert them to the benefit of others. Just follow Bill Clinton's lead.
Two weeks of Republican and Democratic conventioneering concluded last night with President Obama's speech accepting the nomination of his party. Whether one considered his speech brilliant oratory or just a good effort, in many ways it was typical of speeches given by incumbent presidents.
The problem, however, seems to be that this candidate either doesn't remember all that encompasses the "American Dream" or, more troubling, doesn't have a plan to fix one of its basic elements--homeownership.
After Michelle Obama's eloquent, heartfelt speech and Bill Clinton's blistering, rock-star-like missive, Democrats expected a knockout performance by President Obama Thursday night. But what they got was the same old same old.
One can't imagine Romney or Ryan embracing the words of Bruce Springsteen's "We Take Care of Our Own." That idea -- "We Take Care of Our Own" -- is what distinguishes the Democrats' view of the world from the Republicans' philosophy: "You're On Your Own."
Education has taken a backseat in this election, but the fact that President Obama devoted so much time on it in his Democratic National Convention Speech makes it a bigger issue.
Nate Silver's commitment to a quantitative, value-free approach to the living, breathing universe, with an emphasis on numbers, can be troubling, to the point of absurdity, when the answers have nothing to do with statistical equations.
If he is going to prevail on November 6th, Romney has to accomplish two tasks. He has to tell voters what he would do differently than Obama to create meaningful jobs. And, he has to make voters like him.
Delegates and others speak about issues relating to women's rights, such as abortion and female contraception. ...
This election is Mitt Romney's to lose, and it looks like he's lost it.
Our great national political conventions are finally over and now the news media must get back to talking to themselves without free food and drink at the CNN Grill.
President Barack Obama accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party with a humble, values-oriented appeal to the voters who elected him in 2008.
But in an era of ''low info" voters --- for the right and left and everything in between, this is easier said than done. For the moment, Darwinism is the central tenet of the super extreme right and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
Here at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the role of the arts is alive and well.
One of the favored talking points that conservatives like to direct at the LGBT community is that "Obama is just pandering for your votes with his support of marriage equality." But a look beyond that rhetoric, going deep into the record, tells a vastly different story.
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