I've got a new piece on The New Republic site. Inspired by an actual Romney quote from a Michigan campaign stop-- "I love this state. It seems right here. The trees are the right height. I like seeing the lakes. I love the lakes. There's something very special here. The Great Lakes, but also all the little inland lakes that dot the parts of Michigan." The piece ponders Mitt's reactions to wonderful places like the dentist's office, the DMV, and the bathroom in the coach section of an airplane.