I’m all for my girls learning to form their own opinions. I try to be fair in explaining to them the differences between Romney and Obama, or between the two sides of the debate over the traditional-marriage amendment here in Minnesota. I was gratified, then, when they distilled Obama’s position to “people should help each other” and the “vote no” position to “everybody should love who they want.” Oversimplified, sure, but not much more so than the average political ad. They advertised their views in the way they know best: sidewalk chalk imitations of the iconic orange-and blue “Vote No” and blue-and-white “Obama/Biden” signs. I love my girls!