Ever go to a high school or college reunion where middle-aged people unhappy with their lives try to relive the glory days?
That's kind of what's happening in this year's presidential campaign. At the Republican National Convention, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice made an impassioned case for American exceptionalism, which she described as "a belief in opportunity and a constant battle—long and hard—to extend the benefits of the American Dream to all."
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Vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan followed that up by recalling earlier days when he used to wait tables or mow lawns for a few bucks. "I could think for myself, decide for myself, define happiness for myself," Ryan said. "That's what we do in this country. That's the American Dream."
For Mitt Romney, the GO
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