The NFL replacement refs are to the real refs what Mitt Romney is to real conservatives. Romney is no Reagan. Romney is no Ryan. Romney is no Rubio. The Romney problem with voters is the same as the replacement-ref problem with football fans: They ain't the real deal. Good story in The Hill about Paul Ryan's unhappiness with the replacement refs. Ryan and I agree about the refs and the Packers. However, I suspect, deep down, while he can't say it, Paul Ryan secretly agrees with me (don't tell anyone) that the replacement refs are really like:

Mitt Romney.

Then again, Romney and Ryan will not be compared to Vince Lombardi and Aaron Rodgers, either (wink)!