Four years ago, when Barack Obama was elected president, it supposedly meant that we Americans had suddenly become a more enlightened, intelligent, good-hearted group of people, and that we showed just how enlightened, intelligent, and good-hearted we were and had become by electing the candidate we elected.
Now, Mitt Romney is posing a serious challenge to the president’s re-election bid. And what is the verdict on the American people? Are they still enlightened, intelligent, and good-hearted?
Nope. They’ve “priced in the crazy.”
There you have it. According to Obama partisans, voting against Barack Obama–0r thinking of voting against him–can’t be a rational decision. Mitt Romney is nuts, and if you vote for him, you have to have given nuttiness a pass. Sure, the economy “is kind of sucky” too, but that explanation gets buried at the bottom of Kevin Drum’s post, doesn’t it?
I recognize that it is tempting to search for explanations to pin a potential defeat upon that have nothing whatsoever to do with the port side’s utter inability to govern, but this explanation for Romney’s ability to hang tough takes self-delusion to a new level.