"Time is relative," Einstein discovered. So, too, is political time. But these two facts together cause many problems, as reflected in current debates over the seemingly simple question, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"
One of the favored talking points that conservatives like to direct at the LGBT community is that "Obama is just pandering for your votes with his support of marriage equality." But a look beyond that rhetoric, going deep into the record, tells a vastly different story.
You would think Romney might acknowledge that we still have a war going on in Afghanistan and that young Americans are still dying there. Before Romney can claim to be a qualified Commander in Chief, he needs to talk to the troops and the vets.
The only thing that moved me about Chris Christie's speech was his invocation of the memory of his Sicilian mother. Sounds like she might have made one hell of a presidential candidate, a lot better than the one Christie had so little to say about Tuesday night.