darn. no chris christie for 2012. bummer. don't know much about him. the only blurb i read about his position was that we need to compromise. like duh. ya think? which would be a really nice change from the line-in-the-sand people we have today. there's something just foolish about the all or nothing strategy. okay, let's put this in terms of cold hard cash. you and bob work all week every week. on half of fridays, i pay you $100. on the other half of the fridays i pay bob $100. on average, you each get $50 per week. you could quit my job and go do the same work for the beautiful and talented alisa. she'd pay each of you $75 every week for the same work. you'd be pretty silly to work for me. yet that's exactly how our politicians are playing the game.