I'm sitting here listening to Congressman Dave Loebsack introducing Barack Obama, preaching the gospel of non-partisanship. Earlier today I hit a Romney rally in a private air hanger, which was really bizarre (pics here and here). I'll have more soon, but here's me and Romney. I'm the one wearing the freakishly awesome hat, and Romney is the one with the fabulous hair.
Incidentally, during the speech he lauded Bush for getting us off oil, and then lamented that oil hit $100 a barrel today and that we buy 60% of our energy and that energy independence is a major challenge. But his cadence made it all seem fine, so it was! Or maybe straightshooter Joe Klein will call it a gaffe, as he was there.
Also, I met Craig Romney and I asked him if he writes the blog posts on the Five Brothers blog. And he looked blank for a second, and then said 'yes'. One Romney supporter I talked to went on and on about illegal immigration, socialized medicine, and then she insulted 'Hickabee' (she also said 'Huckster' and 'Huckleberry'). She also spoke fluent Chinese, had seven children, was really smart, a Mormon, and her husband was an engineer working for a defense contractor. And she referred to a Thomas Jefferson line about the problem with giving each man a vote, since a majority would vote themselves money from the public treasury. So I pointed out that her husband is a defense contractor, she looked confused, and there ended the conversation.