Ed Driscoll

The Seven Year Itch

Mitt Romney spoke to an audience at Virginia Beach today:

“It seems that Europe leads Americans in this way of thinking,” Romney told the crowd of more than 5,000. “In France, for instance, I’m told that marriage is now frequently contracted in seven-year terms where either party may move on when their term is up. How shallow and how different from the Europe of the past.”

Pon Farr–It’s not just for Vulcans any more! (Insert obligatory ironic riff from The Simpsons’ Comic Book Guy, here.)

After noting that Romney is apparently mistaking a plot point from one of Orson Scott Card’s science fiction novels with that shared consensual hunch that we like to call–and note the jaunty lack of postmodern quotation marks around the word–reality, Ace makes a great point:

Of course, while the right-leaning blogs point out such strange delusions of our candidates, you can bet damnsure neither Anna Marie Cox nor any other lefty in the media will make mention of John Edwards’ far more calculated and vicious embrace of alt-history fantasy.

Rob Port adds:

At the GOP primary debate the Presidential candidates were asked tough questions about their beliefs with regard to evolution. With big-name Democrats like Edwards and Kerry apparently taking these