Romney, Obama, and the Hidden Issue of 2012

… Given the broad consensus on American exceptionalism, it seems fair to ask what role, if any, it will play in the upcoming presidential campaign. Unlike topics such as taxes or health care or foreign policy, American exceptionalism isn’t normally thought of as a campaign issue, per se. Yet it undoubtedly informs the way many voters look at the world, and may also inform the choices they make at the ballot box. [cont.]

Douglas Schoen and Jessica Tarlov, Daily Beast