We love a good story about an amazing invention that turns someone's life around and makes them into a millionaire. It's especially fun when the inventor is someone unexpected, like a stay-at-home mom or a grandmother with a dream.
Before last Wednesday's debate, one of the grand viziers of number-crunching said that no one who was in Romney's trailing position at that point had ever come back to win the White House. That looks like a laughable statement now. My own view was that it was way too early to count Romney out. I wrote and said that a guy who had made that many mistakes -- who had had so much dumped on his head, and who still remained within hailing distance of the president -- still had a chance. Less than a week later, things seemed to have turned utterly upside-down. The Denver debate has sent Romney rocketing into a lead, and tightened races in key swing states to the point than a Romney Electoral College victory now seems eminently possible -- rather than the ridiculous GOP wishful thinking it looked like only days ago.
I've always been inspired by people who, as I say, "Never face the facts." The facts -- the statistics -- can be daunting and keep anyone from starting anything. Better to create your own facts and forge ahead against all odds -- and at any age.