So I’m taking one more late afternoon blogging break in anticipation of having to cover Mitt’s big speech tonight. I’ve promised my wife not to throw anything at the TV screen or scream any obscenities or malign the condition of anyone’s immortal soul. She’s a nicer person than I am.

Anyway, Ryan may have an intermediate post, but I’ll be back with you before Mitt mounts the podium and the crowd sorta kinda goes wild.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.