I love this guy's stuff:
The only one I have a real problem with is the electoral math. How hard is this: the vote in each state is winner-take-all (except for Maine and Nebraska, I guess) where the candidate who gets the most popular votes gets points (it never really goes to a real assembly for debate)--one for each representative and two for having Senators (and Washington, DC's three electors). Whoever gets a majority--270--wins. How hard was that? Much easier than budget arithmetic, despite Bill Clinton's Great Clarification speech.
And I read something yesterday about the Paul Ryan lying thing. The basic point is that the marathon thing just helps to illustrate the reality here. Ryan had always had a loose association with the facts but seemed more reasonable (perhaps because he is cute/younger) than the other reality-averse folks in his party. Once he spoke, it became clear that reality and he are mere acquaintances.