Senior turnout will play a huge role in November's elections which means Democrats must continue to say what they mean, and mean what they say in a full-throated defense against attacks to America's most effective health and retirement security programs.
Senior citizens need to be independent voters. They have an accumulated wisdom about our politics that the rest of us don't. They should make the two parties come to them and earn their vote, with better ideas and better results.
Bloomberg is a lot more viable than people in the Northeast would like to think. If he is running because he thinks he can pull the Republicans back or make a viable third party movement, he poses a major threat to the Democrats.
My feisty 94-year-old mother's opposition to McCain isn't really based on his politics. She just thinks his candidacy is an open insult to her intelligence and the intelligence of every American voter.
In a northern Midwestern town, at my cousin's graduation, I got a glimpse of something remarkable, something that may signal yet more troublesome news to the already troubled regiment of McCain campaign strategists.