Gonzo vs. Kermit

That’s the battle royal we have lined up for the fall.

How, after all, do you compete with somebody who is as cool as a cucumber and the color of money?

By doing things that are so crazy . . . well, they still probably won’t work, but whether they work or not your opponent will be baffled, which might give you an opening.

While Obama sends his army of Scooters to Virginia and North Carolina, Colorado and New Mexico, Missouri and Iowa, expect to see McCain in unlikely places (Los Angeles? Buffalo? Detroit?) pulling stunts like this or this or this.

I’m not sure whether I really intend that to be a simile.