What Is the Optimal Number of American Deaths?

Apparently, according to pool reports, Barack Obama says on tonight’s Daily Show: “When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.”

Can you imagine the hysteria if Mitt Romney of binder infamy said something like this?

UPDATE: Apparently Stewart was the first to use the word “optimal” and Obama was keying off of it. So it might not be worth making a huge deal about it on the merits — unlike, you know, BINDERS! and BIG BIRD!!!!

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior editor of National Review. © 2018 Tribune Content Agency, LLC.