6:30 pm. Just pulled into Amarillo TX, past the "Big Texan" where you eat free if you can stomach 72 ounces of beefsteak. Most heartening sight on our drive today: all those wonderful, beautiful wind turbines in Oklahoma and Texas. Sustainability is aesthetically appealing. Least heartening: the benighted driver who obliterated his back windshield with a giant "OMG-Obama Must Go" sign. Every time I wax romantic about pluralism I must remember that it's people like him who give us candidates like Drumpf.