In a speech that covered the usual checklist of a convention speech -- love my wife and kids, America is the greatest country on earth, savior of the middle class -- Obama said something that jolted me awake.
As a Puerto Rican elected official in Nueva York, I am repeatedly shocked and disgusted each time another one of these stories breaks, and again exposes the deep-seated racism that abounds in Puerto Rican political and social discourse.
To hear Bill Clinton's speech, you would think America is once again respected and loved throughout the world, thanks to Barack Obama's wisdom in choosing Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State.
We journalists, our perma-sour moods intensified by two weeks of attendance at political conventions, took great delight in poking fun at Biden for using the word "literally," often incorrectly, during his address to the DNC. But were we incorrect to condemn Biden's vocabulary as sin?
Bill Clinton's masterful speech to nominate Barack Obama summed up the philosophical difference between Democrats and Republicans saying, "We believe that 'We're all in this together' is a far better philosophy than 'You're on your own'.''
Twitter was ablaze Wednesday night with Clintonian quotes and quips. Suddenly, at the top of the worldwide trending list, #16TrillionFail popped up. But #16TrillionFail was notably different -- for more than one reason.
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.