At Plum Line today, I posted about the Fed's decision today -- and dragged out a quotation from Romney on Face the Nation on Sunday that in my view didn't get enough play; Romney went, as I say over at Greg's, half-Paulite.
My PP piece today was about political parties, working from a wonderful Garry Wills riff about voting for the party, not the person.
And yesterday, I did a PP item that I haven't linked to yet about arguing, once again, that Republicans really have been misbehaving lately.
I really do think that Romney quote on Face the Nation is a big deal. Greg earlier today said that Romney and Ryan benefit from a "presumption of deficit hawkery," which I thought was an excellent phrase for something regular readers know I believe is true; I stole it and said that Romney also gets a presumption that he cares about economic growth, when in fact he seems a lot more interested in inflation (and, of course, tax cuts). That's not necessarily wrong -- but it is a big policy difference, and one that doesn't get reported much because I don't think it's so far from expectations that reporters don't know what to make of it, and therefore ignore it -- sort of like (as Bill James said long ago) Dick Stuart's 66 home runs.