Four years ago, President Barack Obama and his staff spent the first day in the White House learning the basics. Not just the basics of governing, but also figuring out how to get cleared into their offices by the Secret Service, log on to their government computers and find keys to unlock office drawers.
President Barack Obama spoke from Afghanistan on Tuesday, stating that the U.S. Armed Forces occupying the nation are on a “clear path to fulfill[ing their] mission … while [administering] justice to Al Qaeda.” He added that all troops are expected to have left the country by the end of 2014.
Mitt Romney is starting to hone his appeal to female voters, acutely aware as he turns to the general election that he has little choice but to narrow President Barack Obama’s commanding lead among this critical constituency.
Done right, humor can be a huge asset for a politician. But it is fumbled easily in the overheated environment of a political campaign.