Mitt Romney, George Marshall, and Israel-Palestine

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During a major foreign policy address earlier today at the Virginia Military Institute, GOP presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney paid tribute to one of the school’s most distinguished graduates, former Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State as well as Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall. Romney said of Marshall that he “helped to vanquish fascism and then planned Europe’s rescue from despair. His commitment to peace was born of his direct knowledge of the awful costs and consequences…

Hickenlooper Plus on the State of American Dreaming About Future

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In a short bit, I’ll be interviewing Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper in one of the Allstate-National Journal-Atlantic Heartland Monitor forums that Ron Brownstein has pulled together before the debates. The schedule is pasted below. My bit with Hickenlooper, the first brewpub master since Sam Adams to become governor of a state, starts at 10 a.m. Central/12:00 noon EST. The Opportunity Debate: Upward Mobility and the American DreamAllstate – National Journal – The AtlanticHeartland Monitor Poll on American AttitudesWednesday, 3 October…

Watching the 1st Presidential Debate in Denver?

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Denver is buzzing … not. Actually there are a few students and faculty at the University of Denver who seem to be aware that the President of the United States and a Governor who really wants that title (and the headaches) are going to converge here — with thousands and thousands of outsiders, mostly media wanting to report the first moment that one of them looks at his watch during their encounter. Most pollsters put Obama ahead nationally — but…