Sweet, delicious irony.
I’ve met Harper a few times at conferences (when he still worked at Threadless), and it is absolutely true about his moustache. It’s an idiot-filter. If you’re the kind of person who is ignoring him on the basis of his moustache rather than listening to the smart stuff he has to say, then he didn’t want to talk to you anyway.
Today in “they deserved to lose”. (He also used the phrase “nip this in the butt”, for which the penalty should be death)
Ryan blames the GOP’s loss on “large turnout in urban areas”, without addressing why people in those areas voted against the GOP.
JFK had the shortest lifespan. Carter’s retirement, at 11,618 days, is the longest of any president yet. Teddy Roosevelt was the youngest to be elected at 42, Reagan the oldest at 69. If Hillary were to be elected in 2016, she would be the second-oldest President at inauguration.
In future, they may start backing candidates in the primaries, in order to avoid no-hoper Tea Party candidates. Also of interest is the anecdote about how the PACs tried to coordinate with the Romney campaign, even though they were barred by law from doing so — they ran ads on an issue, and waited to see if Romney then ran similar ads. He didn’t, so they dropped the issue. (It turned out the campaign wanted them to keep running the ads, but had missed the signal)
Basically: it will look like Romney’s running away with it until 11pm, so don’t panic. It looks like an optimistic but reasonably realistic timeline until midnight, when dnta predicts both Florida and North Carolina for Barry, which is not going to happen. (I’ve no idea if the senate predictions are realistic)
“For all his businesslike intentions, Mr Romney has an economic plan that works only if you don’t believe most of what he says. That is not a convincing pitch for a chief executive.”