A WEE OBSERVATION….Note to Glenn: there’s a difference between an obscure poet speaking at a NOW rally and a United States senator addressing the Republican National Convention in a keynote speech televised in prime time.

Normally I wouldn’t bother pointing this out, but it’s a distinction a lot of conservatives seem to have trouble with these days. There’s a big difference between lunatic rhetoric that has the stamp of approval of a party’s leadership (or that comes from the party leadership) and similar rhetoric that comes from private citizens or backbench politicians. The difference is that the latter aren’t running the country.

All clear now?