For the higher-browed (is that even a term?), we also give you the masterful eloquence of one Charles Pierce. Well worth the reading time. Money quotes (2):
When you see a lunatic wandering down the sidewalk, howling at the moon and waving a machete, it is not fear that makes you step inside your house and lock the door. It is the simple logic of survival. Fear is what keeps you from trying to tackle the guy and wrestle the machete away from him. And, as much as it may pain some people to admit it, the president is the only one stepping up to do that at the moment.We could not resist adding this last number from today's Rude Pundit, one more money quote but read the entry, it's short enough.
... Obama owes the disgruntled. Romney owes the crazy. And that makes all the difference.
Romney has nothing, offers nothing, is nothing, other than white and rich, which is, sadly, to our great disgrace, enough for nearly half the nation. He never had a chance.