The snazzy Obama/Deadhead mashup logo, despite every piece of knowledge I’ve ever accumulated, actually made me take yesterday’s Grateful Dead reunion for Obama seriously. I thought maybe they’d make a meaningful connection between the music and the very real, very serious issue of who’s going to take over the White House–maybe they’d even succeed in imparting to Obama some of the JFKness they seem to want him to have. Maybe it would be a real moment. My bad:

“Long live the Dead!” said Ron Svetlik, 51, who said he had attended more than 200 Grateful Dead concerts, starting in 1974.

The home builder said he had already voted by mail for the Green Party candidate, but added: “If I had to cast a write-in ballot, I’d put Jerry Garcia.”