Borrowing from the repertory of John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama will accept his party’s nomination in Denver outside of the main convention hall, in a football stadium that seats more than 75,000.
Where in the world is the president of the United States? The economy is getting worse by the day — 62,000 fewer jobs in June and no end in sight with the airline and the auto industries among others taking it on the chin because of rampaging gas prices. Where is the national leadership?
Americans appreciate an uncomplicated narrative, so we find an immediate appeal in a simple storyline like "The surge is working." However, the surge may not be working all that well for the families of the 29 American soldiers who were killed there in June. The previous month "only" 19 Americans died.
Some of the underlying tensions between the two schools that guide John McCain’s economic thinking remain unresolved.
John McCain said he would hold spending growth to 2.4 percent a year, but that is a tall order, as federal spending has been growing an average of more than 6 percent a year in the last five years.
If the presidential election goes to the dogs, John McCain is looking like best in show.
From George Washington’s foxhound "Drunkard" to George W. Bush’s terriers "Barney" and "Miss Beazley," pets are a longtime presidential tradition for which the presumed Republican nominee seems well prepared, with more than a dozen.