In his acceptance speech this past Thursday, Mitt Romney left a huge hole to be filled in our economic narrative. Let's hope that this Thursday in Charlotte, President Obama fills it as eloquently as he did in Kansas last December.
On previous birthdays I had used my extra airline miles to fly to London, Prague, or Berlin, but this year money is tight and the dollar is weak. Then it hits me: the DNC drumbeat is pounding away with the answer.
Obama's strategy this past month is a variant of the "rope-a-dope" strategy in boxing, where you let the opponent throw his best punches, exhaust himself on the offensive, and then unleash a barrage of your own.
His fluid, tough, and forcefully delivered speech indicates that he will be a formidable and potentially devastating opponent in the fall presidential debates. Anyone who can't see that just doesn't get it.
Everything was here -- proverbial red meat, gracefully grilled, the heartfelt nods to Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, and the anniversary of Martin Luther King's earth-moving "I Have a Dream" address.