I just returned from the annual convention for the National Education Association (NEA) in Washington DC. Something I found insulting was the lack of an appearance from Mitt Romney. Regardless of his or anyone's feelings about unions, I found this as a slap in the face. Not only is the NEA the country's largest union at 3 million + members (and over 11,000 people in attendance at the convention), but we are all educators. Sure, the NEA has endorsed Obama, but there are many members of the NEA who would vote for Romney. I would have really appreciated to hear his views on public education. Although I'm a union member, I'm not one of those kool-aid drinking, mindless "the union can do no wrong", super-democratic union thugs the media tries to make us out to be. I want to hear all sides of the presidential election and make an informed choice. Joe Biden appeared live and President Obama phoned in to talk with us. So I feel like Mitt Romney basically slapped all of us in the face.