“… a bleak society in which government incompetently allocates resources in pursuit of its perishable certitudes and on behalf of the politically connected.”
… on behalf of the politically connected…This is the essence of the beast. It will not bite the hand that feeds it. The only solution lies in starvation.
Overall, I suspect that Romney did not do so good a job as Will gives him credit for. But, I do not doubt that BO did just as bad a job as Will indicates.