Late at night or in the early hours of the morning when it's difficult to sleep because the mind won't shut down President Obama must often think to himself, "To be a moderate, or not to be? That is the question".
After a lifetime of being a moderate Republican candidate, official, consultant and staffer, Dave has no trouble saying that he voted for Obama in 2008 and plans to again. But he's having a devil of a time saying that he's a Democrat now.
Rather than the American conservative mantra that one more immigrant means one less American job, Canada has pegged immigration to economic growth and has attempted to make the nation a global magnet for talent.
Pundits are now beginning to say Obama is on a comeback, which is a stunning turnaround from less than two months ago, when the president sheepishly began using the word "shellacking" for the midterm results.
Based on my experience from the 1994 cycle and based on the poll of independents that we did, I offer these suggestions to those surviving Blue Dogs and other conservative Democrats that come back into Congress licking their severe wounds.
I'm a firm believer in the benefits of social media. But this is not to say that social media does not have its issues. Take three young adults in New Jersey and three social media platforms and I think you all know what I mean.
Freedom is working when it is most "uncomfortable," and the U.S. Constitution is at its best when it's tremendously inconvenient. Don't confuse something being uncomfortable with something being unfair.
The far right, the far left and special interest groups are well-funded, articulate, and exercise their democratic rights to shape public opinion. The rest of us either can't find our voice or can't get heard.
They serve in Iraq. They fight in Afghanistan. Their names are etched in marble at Arlington National Cemetery. And three out of four Americans believe they shouldn't be forced to lie to serve the country.