Why doesn't Mitt Romney spend more time talking about housing given that Obama doesn't have a politically winning argument on this front? Well, it turns out that Obama hasn't left Romney many politically attractive options to do so.
Wednesday's night debacle of a debate hurt on many levels, not just because of of the failures of moderator Jim Lehrer, but because of our presidential candidates. I don't care who the pundits say won the debate, because in the end, the sad fact is that the American people lost.
Housing and foreclosures have been largely absent from the political debate, but they're about to break through in a big way. Battleground states like Nevada, Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Wisconsin, and North Carolina have been among the hardest hit by the housing crisis.
It would take a law passed by Congress to create a right to rent for the people losing their home to foreclosure. However, President Obama could unilaterally act to require Fannie and Freddie to go this route.