09-30-2012, 11:50 PM
"You didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth."-- President Obama at the Democratic National Convention, Sept. 6WASHINGTON -- Is anyone in America gullible enough to believe this? What defines this campaign, in part, is a yawning gap between the political rhetoric and the country's budget problems. And it's not just Obama. Mitt Romney is also playing. The consequences are that the victor will either sidestep those problems or, by attacking them forcefully, shock an unprepared public. Perhaps the first presidential...