Here is today's news, as I see it. Let's call it the Kaufmann-cast:
A story: At dinnertime, I went over to the Billy Goat to get my nightly triple-cheeseburger and I saw our new Senator Mark Kirk! I guess he was having a beer with some meathead blackhawks fan. I think he was tutoring him?
They didn't let the media get close enough to hear the conversation. But if we were close enough, my guess it that we would have heard this:
Kirk: So have you thought about what you want to do this semester?
Alexi: I dunno. I like computers? Could I take some classes in computers?
Kirk: Alexi, you can do anything you set your mind to.
Alexi: Cool. Welp, I'm gonna bail and hit up Barleycorns for the Hawks game. I didn't want to be senator anyway. I just ran cause my buddy Barry told me to.
B story: There is an article today in the New York Times about the RNC blueprint and strategy for this election.