According to the pundits and politicians, this election is all about the economy. We're all supposed to know that -- because we're not stupid. That's why the Republicans had a "national debt clock" over their convention floor in Tampa, Fla., and the Democrats didn't have one in Charlotte, N.C.
For Democrats, this week's convention is an opportunity to meet, greet and put a collective best foot forward to the national electorate. For Republicans, it's an opportunity to poke and prod, issue rebuttals, and generally make like the snarky Stadler and Waldorf from "The Muppet Show."
Standing atop a creaky wooden platform above a muddy, fenced-in field, protester Bob Kunst gave a dozen or so cardboard rubbish bins near the Democratic National Convention a piece of his mind.
Don't tell Claudia Blakemore that President Obama is bad for small business.
It was foolish for Darrell Waltrip to participate in the live broadcast of last year's NASCAR Hall of Fame voting day, when he was publicly humiliated by being snubbed from the five-member second class.