One of things that struck me about the Democratic Convention was the emphasis on veterans and troops. Obama's record on our troops was talked about at length, and virtually every major speaker spoke with passion about the service of our troops and our obligation to them, which is apparently backed by Obama's record. These remarks consistently won chants of USA! USA! from the crowd. Given that Romney ignored our troops and Afghanistan in his address, it was a powerful plan by the Democrats. I think the Democratic connection to our troops is that many of them are lower income and middle class people who are trying to make a difference. Both Jill Biden and Michelle Obama have made our troops a central effort of theirs, Joe Biden has a son who fought in Afghanistan, and Obama does have a significant number of achievements that our troops can be proud of. It will be interesting to see how this plays out during the election. One thing is for sure -- Romney made a big mistake by ignoring our troops in his speech, though not as a big a mistake as Obama would would have made if he ignored our troops.