Ten years ago, who would have thought that space exploration could be pioneered by a small upstart team and an energy drink company? This might be the most vivid sign yet that the game is about to change.
One of the enormous changes in the past four years has been the growth in the use of social media. From 100m Facebook users in 2008 to almost a billion now, there has never been a better time for to tell my audience that I'm about to update an old book.
In addition to Romney's appalling lack of understanding of what Americans do not pay federal income taxes and why, the symptoms of this "victim"-hood he so deplores were in large part created by the practices of Wall Street types like him and Marc Leder.
Those who do well in America should do well by America. We should crack down on the tax dodges and loopholes, the foreign tax havens and secret accounts that have billionaires paying lower taxes than the police who guard their streets, and multinational corporations evading taxes altogether.
The Romney Economy dictates that it is OK to turn places like Freeport, Illinois into what the "ghost towns" by shipping jobs to China if it results in Romney and other finance industry elites increasing their personal wealth.
It will be difficult for Romney to state that he opposes the idea of incentives for outsourcing, because he used them himself. Indeed, he enjoyed it so much, he outsourced the 2002 Olympic uniforms to Burma. This time, Romney may have to put-up-or-shut-up.
This election is about Mitt vs. the middle class. And after the election, we need to build a movement of, by, and for that middle class so that no politician will ever again so blatantly run on a platform to destroy it.
Over the past few months, Romney has thrown individual pieces of evidence my way but it was not until now that all the pieces meshed together to form a simple, clear, picture. The court of public opinion is in session.
Will I cheer for the USA Team in Chinese clothing? Of course I will but it makes a cynical statement about the future of manufacturing in the USA. But, Americans, it's time to take the reins and call in our own financial cavalry. We are losing this competition.
No group of human beings is uniquely predisposed toward evil. But society and government are supposed to discourage people from from acting on their worst impulses, and when it comes to the corporate class they -- and we -- have failed.