Romney's advisers are betting that Romney can so dominate Obama among White voters that he won't have to do much better than John McCain did with Latino voters in 2008.
President Obama made no claim that he built that by himself. On Labor Day, he recognizes the contributions union and non-union workers made to building this great country. All Americans built that.
What was he thinking? Was this just a pathetic attempt by an aging Hollywood icon to stay relevant? And did you catch the cutaway of Ann Romney during Eastwood's unscripted, meandering, 3-times-as-long-as-planned meltdown?
Mayor Castro's family lore rings true. His grandmother, with a family tree extending back to Coahuila and Zacatecas, came here as a young girl and was taken in by relatives.
It won't matter to most Latino voters that Craig Romney can speak Spanish if his father and friends say yesterday's immigrants were great for the country but today's pose a threat to our future.
Apparently, Romney believes that with the appearance of Ann, coupled with his often-derailed focus on talking about the economy, women will begin to come over to his side. But what Mitt fails to realize is that it's policy that wins women over.
Right now, the debate over Ryan is focused on his proposed budget, but there's another side to the Wisconsin legislator's political persona that seems to defy easy caricature.
These champions return to our country and see games of a different sort going on - elected officials stooping to the worst kind of politics, spreading fear and misinformation about immigrants, and enacting harmful anti-immigration policies.
As the speculation intensifies, and as all the punditry focuses on what is right for Romney, or for the Republicans, it is worthwhile to remember that the issue priorities and positions of his ultimate VP choice should really matter to us, too.
Christie isn't necessarily a right-wing ideologue of the kind desired by conservatives, but he's a fighter who would take the fight directly to President Obama. Conservatives would love that.
The ghost of Sarah Palin continues to loom over Romney's VP decision. Only two days ago, Dick Cheney, John McCain and La Palin herself engaged in a mud-slinging ménage a trois over whether or not Palin was up to the task of riding shotgun on the Republican ticket four years ago.
Could New Mexico governor Susana Martinez be back in the running as a possible running mate for Mitt Romney? A little-noticed Public Policy poll conducted July 12-15 among registered voters in New Mexico has some national GOP operatives buzzing.
Once again, fringe elements of the Republican Party are moving in coming weeks to revoke funding from our nation's public broadcasting system.
The column, written by CNN's Ruben Navarette, Jr., starts by making the point that, the Republicans appear to be close to, once again, nominating two white people on the presidential ticket. But then a hint of the "both parties do it" inanity shows up.
I've heard that Ohio Senator Rob Portman has gone through "the complete vetting process," indicating that Portman is among the finalists for Romney's VP selection.
In the last 30 years, we've learned a lot about our presidents and wanna-be presidents by whom they chose and as Mitt Romney seeks a running mate, we'll also learn a thing or two about him.