Democrats want to talk foreign policy and Republicans don’t. That was a striking difference between the two conventions noted by many commentators as a veritable sea change in our politics. For the first time since LBJ trounced Barry Goldwater nearly a half century ago, it is the Democrats, not the Republicans, who are making a persuasive case that they can best defend the country in a hostile world. In Charlotte, President Obama, Senator John Kerry and nearly every Democratic speaker reminded us they had taken down Osama Bin Laden, prosecuted a relentless war against terrorists and brought our troops home from Iraq.
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