Two months ago Obama made a bet with the devil. “I bet that I can make a convention night where all the high profile speakers, including the chair of my own party, are absolutely shameless liars.” Bad news. The devil lost the bet.
The idea that a national party would dedicate its convention to abortion would have been strange enough even if there wasn’t a major economic crisis on everyone’s minds. It’s even stranger since no one seriously thinks that Mitt Romney, who at one point supported abortion, is about to outlaw abortion or affect it significantly in any way.
I’m the author of two books on Teresa Heinz. The first, 57 Varieties of Radical Causes: Teresa Heinz Kerry’s Radical Philanthropy, came out weeks before the 2004 election. The second, Teresa Heinz Kerry’s Radical Gifts, came out four years later. In tandem, they document how she used tax-exempt grants t0 underwrite the 2004 Democratic National [...]