Obama will have the same opportunity next week when Democrats hold their convention in North Carolina.
People want solutions and America deserves a leader capable of articulating a recovery plan.
It need not be all unicorns and rainbows. Voters deserve realistic plans for a responsible future. What can citizens expect? How fair will it be? What role do we play? How will we know it is working?
The candidates who would have us believe they can lead the greatest nation on earth ought to be able to express convincing reasons to believe that they are up to the job.