A new survey indicates that the public lacks confidence in how Mitt Romney would handle immigration. From outer space. The survey was done by the National Geographic Channel for its "Chasing UFO's" which premieres this Friday night. Nearly 2 out of every 3 people polled would put their faith, I presume, in the peaceful diplomacy of President Obama, rather than the parlous militancy of a Republican a la George W. Bush.
I don't think this survey will have any bearing on the election. But it does evoke some pretty bizarre scenarios. Hilary Clinton at a press conference with a worm-like foreign minister from the exoplanet GJ1214b, 40 light-years away. Obama in a White House meet and greet with an amorphous mucilaginous blob as photographers record the historic meeting. The slimy recessional of the aliens down Pennsylvania Avenue en route to their spaceships. And the ceremonial fanfare as they whoosh from the earth.
This all seems like the political analogue of the gedanken experiment---the thought experiment--- often done in science. Like the Twin Paradox Einstein used to explain the Theory of Relativity. And like the Twin Paradox, it's fundamentally true.