You know, Barack Obama may not be my first choice for president (I’m really more of a Green Party guy, but I can’t imagine seeing a Green Party president any time soon), but at least when he talks about “regular Americans,” it’s clear he’s talking about the 99% of us who aren’t kajillionaires. He’s talking about men and women as equals. He’s talking about liberals, moderates, conservatives, two-parent families and single-parent families, people who are straight, people who are gay and lesbian, people who are bi, people who are transgender, Caucasians and People of Color, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, atheists, and so on. Just as it’s clear that when Romney, Ryan and other GOP politicians talk about “real Americans,” they’re not being nearly that inclusive. To them, people who aren’t completely heterosexual, people who aren’t Judeo-Christian, people who aren’t Caucasian, people who are politically and socially liberal, people on welfare–those people are The Other. I could never vote for a political party as exclusionary and exclusive as the Republican Party.