1. Reading the chatter about Governor Romney’s speech yesterday, I see a lot of people saying the distinctions Gov. Romney drew between Obamacare and what he did in Massachusetts will be lost on the electorate. I don’t think that has to be the case. The distinction is even simpler than David’s four points. It’s one: The difference between President Obama and Governor Romney is that President Obama doesn’t understand the Constitution and Governor Romney does. The Constitution gives the states different powers (including the power to make you buy car insurance) than it does the federal government. Who can’t understand that?
2. Speaking of distinctions, subtle and otherwise: In the 2008 cycle, Congressman Paul went pretty far to make his views, especially on foreign policy, seem mainstream. By coming out against the recent takedown of Osama bin Laden, he’s now made his radicalism on foreign policy crystal clear. That’s alarming, but helpful.