Love those headlines. How about fantasy and reality? The real problem for the average pragmatic voter is the collision of the (narrowly) effective and the (broadly) ineffective. Adrian Walker gets it right. To borrow a phrase from one of the Governor's predecessors, this is about competence, not ideology.
FYI: No, one trader did not cause this week's havoc in markets. Here's one useful perspective on the root causes. (Via excellent new financial aggregation site: RealClearMarkets.com. And glory of glories: RealClearSports!)