And also worth sharing a bit of on The Daily Weekly.
The bottom line is you should read Reagan's full take. But the gist is pretty simple: If Romney's strategy of blatant bullshitting prevails at the polls, we can only expect more of the same from both parties in future elections.
Which would obviously be rad.
As Reagan notes:
The Romney campaign is built upon four pillars: dishonesty, vote suppression, race, and the still-struggling economy. The last is obvious and circumstantial. Presidents benefit from a robust economy, suffer blame for a poor one, and can do relatively little to control either. The other pillars, though, will instruct the field generals of campaigns to follow. Should they amount to a successful strategy, they will be copied and extended.
We are used to politicians stretching the truth, spinning, selectively citing studies, and practicing all the other arts of mendacity employed in the pursuit and maintenance of high office. Yet in the long and ignoble catalogue of political bullshitting, Mitt Romney's campaign stands horned head and hairy shoulders above the squalid competition. Never in the modern era--at least not in my memory --has an American presidential endeavor so enthusiastically embraced the concept of the Big Lie. No useful distortion is left under the rock where it was found. No bit of flummery is too absurd to be trotted out for the knuckle-dragging base to gnaw over. The Romney campaign attaches itself to untruth like a horny little dog on a visitor's leg.