Listening to speeches may not be your favorite thing to do, but some of the behind-the-scenes reporting about the political conventions in the United States has been interesting to hear. Recently, reporters were discussing the “creation stories” of the presidential and vice presidential candidates—present and past. Each candidates’ advisers craft messages and public relations materials to create an idea for voters of who this person they might vote for is and where they come from. What are their roots? What do they care about? Where did they grow up? Are they like me?