I was recently on a rail journey and, as always, it’s interesting and entertaining to meet new people over meals in the Amtrak dining cars. One such encounter was aboard the California Zephyr with a just-retired New Zealander who was touring the U.S. by rail.
Over lunch, as we were crossing the Sierra Nevadas and gazing down at Donner Lake, he suddenly said he had a political joke for me. These were his exact words:
"A liberal, a moderate and a conservative walk into a bar.
And the bartender says, 'Hi, Mitt!' "
Well, there you go: The Kiwis have Romney figured out. I suspect that eventually most Americans will, too.