As Neil Newhouse, Mr. Romney's pollster, told reporters in what was easily the most revealing quote of the week, "We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers." Even by the standards of national political campaigns, that's a pretty remarkable level of cynicism. This isn't some outside group "Swift-boating" an opponent, it's thousands of party regulars steadfastly clinging to a reality refuted by any objective reading of the facts. Throw in some scotch, cigarettes and an extramarital affair and there's a "Mad Men" episode in there somewhere. Although we're not sure even Hollywood could duplicate that peculiar Clint Eastwood speech.