I have dropped into some sort of wormhole in the space-time continuum. In the past hour or so, I ran into some guys from Reason magazine, including Matt Welch (a bit of a hero of mine). Then we were accosted by an incredibly enthusiastic delegate from Mass., who discussed his disappointment about Romney not being chosen as veep. Then we were accosted by another incredibly enthusiastic delegate who was, he said, "a huge, huge fan of your magazine! I watch the mailbox every day!" (We let him think we were with Reason too, so as not to ruin his evident joy. Apparently he used to be a "liberal douchebag" in college, but Ayn Rand cured him.) Then Dan Savage — Seattle’s own hyper-homo advice columnist — showed up, to the obvious delight of the Reason guys. Now I’m drinking beers with a giddy libertarian delegate, a homo socialist, and two libertarian journalists.

I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.