As Malleable Mitt and Lyin' Ryan blow out of Tampa, the focus will start to shift to the Democrats and their convention in Charlotte. And just as President Obama and his team had to clean up after the mess Republicans created in the previous decade, he and his supporters will have to clean up the political fog that came from the GOP stage this week. . . . WE ALL TUNED IN to hear what a Republican Administration would do differently to grow our economy and create jobs. . . . All we heard was pre-packaged rhetoric about cutting taxes, regulations and the budget. We get it, but what would they do? ..... WOULD THEY lower tax rates for millionaires and billionaires in the name of job creation? They tried that when they were in charge before, and it didn't work. ..... WOULD THEY roll back regulations passed to ensure we never have another bank crisis like we had in 2009? Would they reverse course on auto mileage goals? Would they let the oil and gas barons do whatever they want, without concern for the environment? ...... WOULD THEY slice the federal budget, per the Lyin' Ryan plan, so much that we pierce the safety net our civilized society has created for the "least of these"? Would they throw Social Security and Medicare overboard through their budget plans all the while denying that they are doing it? SENIORS BEWARE! - - - WE ALL TUNED IN to learn more about the people around the current GOP leadership. And did we get an earful! The party of Michelle Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Ron Paul, Todd Akin and Mitch McConnell demonstrated again that it is hardly the "big tent" that finds room for more than those who look and think like each other. Sure, they talked about women and minorities, but the words rang hallow. - - - WE ALL TUNED in to learn a bit about the character of their nominees, and all we saw was Malleable Mitt again etch-a-sketching his public policy positions once again, hoping nobody checks his record...and Lyin' Ryan repeat so many untruths that his Pinocchio nose reaches across Lake Michigan all the way to Muskegon!. . . .Clearly, I am a partisan, yes a Democratic delegate committed to vote for President Obama next week at the Democratic National Convention. I encourage my readers to follow my blogs, posts and tweets from Charlotte - - - and to read everything, from all perspectives, to make up your own mind in November. The most important thing is to VOTE!