During the 2008 election season, American expats around the world were all fired up and turned out in record numbers to vote during the November elections. But what did we get in return? We got FACTA. We got treated like tax dodging criminals by the IRS.
There's Mitt Romney who looks a bit constipated, then there's Barrack Obama who is too serious to make fun of. And then there's the actual politics. It's not going anywhere. It's stuck. They're all still arguing about the same things they were arguing about two years ago.
Mitt Romney's challenge was to re-introduce himself and rise above the bar of expectations on Thursday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. He clearly exceeded that level of expectation... and then some!
Mitt Romney has established himself as a wealthy and successful businessman in the eyes of the American public. What is not so clear is how he will translate those skills into his ability to be president of the United States of America.
I will start with a confident prediction: when candidates for next year's US presidential elections make speeches, few, if any, will be able to resist the temptation to make reference to either God or morality.