If there ever was a question about whether the presidential election is critical, just look at the events of the last few weeks.
Last week, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid came out with a bold, misguided statement. "The war is lost," he said, showing a lack of understanding of the fact that we won by taking out Saddam Hussein in the first phase of this war.
Imagine how different our nation would have been if, when the troops were having a tough time at Valley Forge, George Washington just said, "Well, we've lost." That is not the American way.
I'm afraid there are some Democrats who can't get the word victory or success out of their mouths. They see loss behind every corner, and instead of looking for our successes and our achievements, they are always looking for our losses.
(E-mail from the Mitt Romney campaign)