While writing about Rick Santorum’s and Mitt Romney’s struggles, Hot Air’s Tina Korbe quoted Milton Friedman saying something that encapsulates how I feel about this election:
I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or, if they try, they will shortly be out of office.
The candidates we’re left with are far from perfect by most any measure one chooses. Hence, as Friedman points out, we need to make it “politically profitable” for the winner to pursue the policies we want.
And that means “Operation Counterweight.”
(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)