It didn't take long. On the heels of the Jimmy Fallon appearance by President Obama, an attack ad hit the Internet and the airwaves, depicting President Obama as a celebrity president whose policies had failed young people.
In a world of gray hues, Romney's appeal as a businessman-politician is refreshingly black and white. You profit or you don't. But beware: this superficial characterization overlooks critical differences between business and politics.
If the little one is acting out, the adult does not have to add fuel to the fire by angrily reacting to a temper tantrum. The best strategy may be to let the kid blow off a little steam, and turn the other way. How about we try this tactic with our politicians?
If Santorum were really such a pro-family candidate, he would be a strident defender of Social Security, which helps keep families strong and encourages hard work. Santorum's record shows that he is anything but.
Hillary Clinton can say "no" to the pesky pleas for her to run for president in 2012 until she's blue in the face. It won't make any difference. There will be yet another poll that shows she's far more popular than President Obama as the Democratic presidential standard bearer.
Democrats, no doubt, are enjoying the spectacle of Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. But even if it enhances Barack Obama's prospects for reelection, we should all worry about the celebrification and trivialization of politics.