Probability. Mitt Romney’s political viewpoints can be expressed only in terms of likelihood, not certainty. While some views are obviously far less likely than others, no view can be thought of as absolutely impossible. Thus, for instance, there is at any given moment a nonzero chance that Mitt Romney supports child slavery.
Today I was reading Paul Krugman’s New York Times blog, “Economics and Politics,” where he plugged the OpEd “A Quantum Theory of Mitt Romney” by David Javerbaum. The only irritating thing about it is that I’m not smart enough to write like that. Enjoy, it’s smart and funny.