Convention Commentary

Opinions, commentary about the Democratic National Convention

September 5, 2012 

Andres Oppenheimer: Romney may not be a closet moderate

If there were any doubts that Republican candidate Mitt Romney is not a closet moderate but a true convert to his party's extreme right wing, they should have been cleared by now. ... read more. Sept 5, 2012

David Brooks: The elevator speech

Why did God put Barack Obama on this earth? If you had asked that question between his 2004 convention address and his 2008 campaign, the answer could be summarized in a short elevator speech. ...read more. Sept 4 2012

Kathleen Parker: Running away

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have one big problem that must have Barack Obama walking on air: They’re running against themselves. ...read more. Sept. 4, 2012

Dick Polman: When politics were truly ugly

A lot of people seem to think the lies and insults unleashed in the current presidential race are unprecedented — one headline the other day declared, “Worst. Campaign. Ever.” — and that, by sinking so low, we have sullied the high-minded democracy envisioned by the Founding Fathers. ...read more. Sept. 3, 2012

George Will: Liberalism, as we know it

With Americans, on average, worth less and earning less than when he was inaugurated, Barack Obama is requesting a second term by promising, or perhaps threatening, that prosperity is just around the corner if he can practice four more years of trickle-down government. ...read more. Sept. 2, 2012

Eugene Robinson: Ryan’s diet of whoppers

Has there ever been a more dishonest presidential campaign than the one Republicans are waging right now? ... read more. Sept. 2, 2012

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