...But Restore Our Future is also the source of some frustration inside Romney's campaign, and puzzlement outside it, for another reason: It's name makes no sense at all. "Restore Our Future" isn't just the sort of "generic patriotism and meaningless obscurity" that inspired WNYC to create a random SuperPAC name generator in January.It's an actual contradiction, an inscrutable zen koan for this election cycle. It is, concedes a top Romney supporter, "a head-scratcher."
The Democratic consultant Paul Begala, who heads Obama's counterpart group Priorities USA, goes one step further.
"It drives me fucking crazy," Begala said. "It just doesn't make any sense. It's like saying, 'I'm out in the garage restoring my 2020 Ford car.'"