I'm a story teller. And I keep thinking about the life stories of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. In some ways, both are right out of the American storybook. Of course, some of the details would indicate that the truth can be bent.
Mr. President, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from following the lead of Cheri Bustos. In the Hofstra town hall debate last week, you referred indirectly to Bain Capital's reputation as a "pioneer in outsourcing."
This is an important election for all Americans, but especially for those of us in the tech community since decisions we make in November will impact the state of American innovation both in the short-term and for years to come.
Left unchallenged, the apparent validity of Romney's assertions may well lead to his election as our next president. But there is a challenge to them that Obama can make when Romney predictably raises these points again in the next debate.
What does it mean for society when investors increasingly seek to "harvest" a company for a profitable sale? The human cost of these "harvests" is pervasive and terrible. But they're not inevitable, even in this corrupted democracy.