Four years is a long time when it's a half or a third of your life, and
so TV viewers who hadn't seen the Obama girls much since 2008 might have
been truly startled at just how much they'd grown when they appeared
onstage with their father Thursday night.
Now that Mitt Romney has decided on his running mate—the Mormon now
joined by a Roman Catholic—the attacks on Obama stepped up considerably
over the last two days. Leading this assault is a robo-call that revives all the nasty rumors,
innuendos, and lies about Obama, including his religion, patriotism, and
if he’s an American citizen.