Okay, look. I sat down last night ready to watch the last night of the RNC and to make some notes on what Romney spoke about so that I could write about it this morning. There was a plan. It was a good plan.
Then this happened.
Sorry, folks. I got nothing. We live on a planet where this can happen at a convention meant to introduce the general public to one of the candidates who just might be the next leader of the free world.
I did watch Mitt Romney’s speech; I swear. After Clint’s performance, my brain became temporarily incapable of creating new memories, like that guy (Guy?) in Memento. The only thing I clearly remember is that at one point he seemed to be mocking the idea that we should maybe do something about Global Warming, which later prompted Chris Hayes to say this:
I thought the ‘woah’ moment was [about oceans rising]. In documentaries about America at this period of time, the line in which a hall full of people laugh at the notion of stopping the oceans from rising – when I can tell you there are engineers right now working on making sure the subways of lower Manhattan do not flood in the near future because of that – that will be in documentaries as a moment of just what-were-they-thinking’ madness.
One way we can make sure that Mitt Romney doesn’t star in any end-of-the-century documentaries about our complete lack of response to the threat of Global Warming is to make sure he remains unemployed on January 21, 2013.
Other than that…
That’s all I got.