Opening Act: Half a Canyon

PHOENIX – Today’s eventual destination: Michigan. Plenty to do before that plane lifts off.

Mickey Kaus analyzes the essential pro-Obama nature of Americans Elect, which is sending out positive vibes about the former comptroller general – feel the excitement!

Josh Rogin spins the sad story of our ambassador to the Bahamas – the Bahamas! – who, being a campaign donor and not a diplomat, managed to bungle everything.

Amanda Marcotte on concern trolling.