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, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.