Who cares about the GOP Pledge?

There’s a reason why people mostly ignore political platforms, and will likely forget about this one, too: They’re heavily lawyered political documents from parties most people dislike, and they bear at best a symbolic relationship to how their signatories will govern, particularly during times of stress. They lack even the human face and individual specificity that you get from candidate BSathons like this…

As for the document itself, I’m still waiting for a non-PDF version, but any response to the Continuing Crisis that doesn’t involve specifics on entitlement or defense cuts seems to have successfully created symbolism of another kind: We know you’re not serious about our unsustainable spending problem.