Although word association tests are not within my comfort zone, they might be just what the political doctor ordered for Grumpy Abe on a balmy August afternoon. So here is my effort of pregnant associations , which could be augmented if you are one to enjoy word games (my life story!):
Mitt Romney: Stuff, a neutral non-commital word which is what he said he bought at a hardware store. (It is also a word that a friend once complained of having "too much of" in his house).
Newt Gingrich: Food stamps, which Newt accused President Obama of being the biggest provider ever.
Josh Mandel: Money. No need to elaborate.
Rush Limbaugh: Slut, as in...
The Rev. Pat Robertson: Godless, describing everyone who isn't on his page.
Sheldon Adelson: Israel, one of the few areas where he and Robertson agree.
Rupert Murdoch: Power, as in "fair and balanced is not what you think"
Gov. Kasich: Idiot, his reference to a cop that arrested him for a traffic violation.
Koch Brothers: Uber wealth, like Doublemint gum, Romney's right-wing "double your treasure" guys.
Sarah Palin: Front porch, which is where her esoteric worldly vision begins.
Josh Mandel: Money. Oops. Already said that. Still, worth repeating, don't you think?