Apropos of not knowing how squished they are:

Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference chose Ron Paul (R.-Texas) as their favorite candidate in the CPAC straw poll. That’s not a vote: it’s a tantrum. Ron Paul is an idiot, on a good day. The vote bespeaks an hysterical nostalgia for simpler and easier times (that never existed in any case). Make big government go away, make the world go away, keep money sound, and leave everyone to their own devices, and all magically will be well.