If you watched the Democratic convention last week, you saw a lot about the U.S. economy and the struggles of the middle and lower class. In fact, you might have thought that was the most important issue in this election. You would be right if you asked voters who continue to put the economy on the top of their list of important issues.
But if you listened to the Republican convention last night, you would have thought that all those troubles must have evaporated over the last week. Joe Lieberman made a perhaps accidental case that he might truly still be a Democrat by being the only speaker I saw during the evening mention the problems faced by working families.
The rest of the Republican world seems to be ready to stick their heads in the sand and pretend that if the rich are doing well, then everyone must be doing well. I hope they do because it will make for a much easier election.