I've come to realize that like any gift, a thank-you note is not about you, it's about the receiver. It's true that you should send one, but the thought behind it is what counts.
Although portrayed as opposites, the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street protesters are essentially kissing cousins.
Watch out for Rick Perry, governor of Texas and the latest contender for the Republican presidential nomination. He's the macho male to Obama's metrosexual. The hot branding iron to Obama's cool.
A Tea Party group known as FreedomWorks has provided new GOP congressmen and women with talking points that will help them survive budget-focused town hall meetings which have recently been very confrontational for conservatives.
Wisconsin is a generational choice. Just as the greatest generation was judged by World War Two, the Mad Men generation was judged by civil rights and the baby boomers were judged by Vietnam, ours will be judged by Wisconsin.