One of the biggest unresolved issues in the 2012 election will be whether President Obama can convince the swing voters who are both angry at Wall Street and skeptical of government that he will actually hold Wall Street accountable.
It is high time that Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf address our communities and put his "hand in the wounds" of our families. It's time for him to see and feel the mental and financial toll experienced by the millions of homeowners.
As a former 1 percent member who got his backside kicked in the real estate "boom and bust" over the last decade, I'm officially a 99 percent member (misery loves company) -- and it's with unique privilege that I can report stories from the frontline.
The principled belief that a stronger local, state and national community results in a stronger more consistent bottom line for lending institutions is not just feel good chatter. In fact, their existence relies upon this business principle.