1. So I was talking to a friend of mine about Romney’s inability to connect with conservative audiences. I don’t know how someone can run for office for so long and yet be be so bad at imagining the mental universe of his target constituency as to believe that they would consider “severely conservative” as a form of self-praise. My friend very kindly explained why Romney’s rhetoric comes off as so incompetently opportunistic and incompetently hollow. He is like Kang and Kodos from the Simpsons. Abortions for some, little American flags for others. We must move forward not backward. Upward not forward. And twirling, ever twirling toward freedom.
2. I’m strongly leaning toward writing in Mitch Daniels’ name in the March 6 primary. Yeah, I know it is just a small gesture, but that’s where I’ll take my stand.