Paul Ryan is a nationally tested leader that is widely known and respected.
Terri's death brings to a close a very tragic, human and personal event that has left everyone with a feeling of emptiness, regardless of what side of the issue you may have been on.
The Democrats are obsessing about raising tax rates, while the GOP talks about closing loopholes.
The number of realists who are betting that both the 'economy gets healthy soon' and this government gets spending under control is a tiny group, indeed.
During the campaign for re-election, Barack Obama at least made vague references to a willingness to accept $3 trillion of reduced spending in exchange for a $1 trillion dollar tax increase.
Just to keep up with population growth, on average our economy needs to be adding about 125,000 jobs per month.