While an impressive-sounding 70 million Americans viewed the presidential debates on TV, that means twice as many registered voters (137,000,000) did NOT see the debates. As a public service to them, I present below my summary of what they missed.
Romney is not the first, nor will he be the last, to raise political posturing to an art form. Here, however, is the problem. If elected, Romney won't be able to govern from the center, even if he has undergone a sort of road-to-Damascus conversion to common sense.
This is for those of you who consider yourself to be progressive but have given up on politics because it seems rotten to the core. You may prefer Obama to Romney but don't think there's a huge difference between the two, so you may not even vote. Your cynicism is understandable, but it's a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Think this year's political focus on women's issues is just some overblown hype fueled by a few rogue Akins and Mourdocks? Think again. I sorted through binders full of Republican candidates, and found a real pattern.
The Democratic ground game is succeeding in getting their voters to take the actions necessary to cast a vote for the President, while Republicans are not keeping pace.
Perhaps the most the controversial aspect of Romney's tenure as a Mormon leader involved his choices in upholding traditional and backward church beliefs regarding women.
The Republican Party should welcome the Libertarian Party and other challengers in the political arena. The former should try to win by convincing the American people that the GOP really is the better option, not by preventing them from voting for someone else.
Fewer ships. Fewer horses. And more games downloaded from the iTunes app store by our military personnel than under any previous president. Do you want a military that plays Words With Friends instead of attacking our enemies?
Which Mitt Romney are you voting for? The one who effectively said "F-You" to the 47 percent (including seniors and military veterans)? Or the Mitt who now says he stands up for 100 percent of Americans?
Don't whimper about politicians not representing you if you don't vote for the politicians who have advocated for your participation since the beginning of the constitutional process.
We should remember the moral stakes of electing the person with a "finger on the button": every four years, Americans entrust a single individual with control over weapons that could destroy all human life.
Welcome to the future of your sex life. Welcome back to 1950.
It was a reversal of the first debate where Obama was professorial and pensive, while Romney appeared assertive and competent. In the third debate the Republican candidate was the one with the "deer caught in the headlights" expression.
Foreign policy was the theme of the third and final debate of the 2012 presidential cycle. With all the theatrical combat of the previous debate still fresh in voters' minds, one might think this final tête-à-tête would escalate and go nuclear.
Today's political campaigns exhibit a tragic feature of modern democracy: In elections for high office, honesty is a losing strategy. Sadly, what's morally required conflicts with what is necessary to win.