Metaphor of the Day


LAS VEGAS—I'm in Nevada reporting on the roiling libertarian movement in the state, and yeoman State Sen. Bob Beers was the first Republican I've spoken to in a while who's ultra-confident in a McCain victory. "It won't be as close as the mainstream media says it's going to be," Beers said.

You ever walked into a bakery and just been overwhelmed by the wonderful smells? If you stay there for two hours, you barely even notice the smell anymore. And god forbid you hope to sustain your body through those wonderful smells. You will not. You still have to eat. I think Obama is a bakery of wonderful smells. After two hours you can't even smell the smells anymore and you're still hungry.

It was a fun tangent in a long conversation, the takeaway being that Beers wants Ron Paul activists to stay in the GOP and give him some back-up.

Meanwhile, I don't put much credence in this:

A massive e-mail and Internet campaign is under way aimed at derailing the nomination of Barack Obama and making Hillary Clinton the Democratic Party's standard bearer next week at the national convention in Denver.

Why not? Because the last time Hillary dead-enders staged a "massive" campaign, they claimed to have raised $10 million to erase her debt in the first week of July. They lied.