As we enter 2012, the presidential candidates would do well to wrap their minds and messages around these seven mathematical facts:
Of course, doing so would require thought in "longer than sound bite" portions, which is something, from all appearances, that the majority of the candidates are incapable of. The two that can seem to have the seeds of self-destruction built into them, and I don't care for that much.
Perhaps we just just resign ourselves to to another 4 years of FAIL. It may have to get even worse before we can get ourselves a really good candidate.