Poor George Orwell, the inventor of "Newspeak" as an element of civilization in 1984, heralding the arrival of "Big Brother," which the Republicans identify with D.C. government while the Dems view as a Romney-type front man for the 1% with all the wealth and the lowest taxes. Had he REALLY been a seer, Orwell would know that "Newspeak" would eventually become neo-Goebbelsian Big Lies told so many times we buy them just as we do, say, Progressive Insurance, we're so enamored of the TV commercials. (Actually, my own thesis, that Big Brother IS TV, seems more apt somehow.) Romney, however, is a goldmine for punditry based upon the assumption that while broken clocks are correct twice a day, the GOP candidate, infected with Ann Richards disease (shoe in mouth disease) will provide a gaffe a day at least. He should take more lessons with Frank Luntz, the master of GOP word manipulation, and with Karl Rove, the master of horse manure, and learn the lesson of Ross Perot. Asked about Afghanistan and your failure to mention it in your acceptance speech, you commit political suicide by saying you were sticking to topics that were "important," as: just as "pro-life" implies the other guys are pro-death, not including our fighting troops in the Mideast as a topic of importance, you classify their blood as UNimportant. What a pitiful fool.