But now Romney’s finally all the way to the endgame, and he’s just letting go. No more being careful, and weighing himself down on debate stages with painstakingly parsed positions… Now there’s no more future to worry about and he’s just casting off from his moorings and being what he basically is at heart, which is a salesman and bullshit artist of the highest order. [...] He’s finally released the burden of all those internal contradictions, and the inventions and devious distortions are coming so fast and so furious now, it’s energized him psychologically, and he seems to be taking flight before our eyes. [...] Now, cynically, we know what the “point” is. The point is to win an election by promising a 20% tax cut with one hand while promising that nobody will have to pay for it with the other. It’s brilliant stuff – the ecstasy of pure bull. I’m not sure how Obama counters it, but he’d better think of something, fast.