It’s time for the Great Showdown between the Old and New Americas. The Old America met in Tampa. The New America met in Charlotte.
What the country wants to know is: Which America can manage the economy better? The answer is not clear. That’s why this election is so close. The Old America got us into this mess. The New America can’t seem to get us out of it.
The Old America’s rallying cry at the Republican National Convention: “Restore Our Future.” Take us back to the days when America was rich, great and powerful, the undisputed leader of the world. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney declared, “You might have asked yourself if these last years are really the America we want, the America won for us by the greatest generation.”
The Old America looked overwhelmingly white and middle-aged — or older. The Hollywood celebrity who captured the spirit of the Old America was Clint Eastwood, age 82. Read more.....