Brace for disaster,
Prepare for the worst;
Fearing the wrath of a
Each of them aided by
Saying “you first!”
So far, slaying the dragon has been difficult. Sending out champions one by one is never a good strategy against a dragon, after all. Dragons, after all, are accustomed to taking on champions–dragons know how to choose the terrain, how to single out champions from their supporters, how to use weapons that champions are unaccustomed to defending against.
And when “champions” are more than willing to send their peers out, one by one, to slay the dragon and return bruised and bleeding and easy to pick off, their plan relies on the relative strengths of dragons and champions tilting in their favor. So far, though, the dragon’s den is littered with sword, shields, and skeletons, and the dragon is not so much “wounded” as “well fed”. And the remaining champions are only now realizing their numbers are too small to continue such a strategy.
Yeah, Super Tuesday could end up “interesting”. For some pretty nauseating definitions of “interesting”.
As I write this, I see the occasional GOP biggie (congressperson or governor) promising to vote Hillary over Trump (or perhaps to sit this one out)… remember, Christie opposed Trump before he endorsed him. Maine Governor Paul Lepage went from opposing Trump to endorsing him in the span of one New York Times article. The GOP biggies may well find religion and turn to Trump; I will not bank on today’s “anyone but Trump” promises. I hope I am wrong.
Frankly, I should be happy. There is every reason to think the GOP is imploding (at the national level; the local and state levels are a different story). The only problem is… the Democratic party has a long history of finding a way to shoot itself in the foot. In the current GOP field, I can’t really say there is a candidate I like more than the Zika virus. It’s not just the dragon; the champions are horrible champions. So I really hope the Dems find a way to… Ok, a quest for you. There is a quote, I remember it poorly… I want to say it is in science fiction… it goes a bit like “the real trick is not in snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, but in grasping compromise from the jaws of total disaster”. I have not been able to find it via google, though. I swear it exists. So… can anyone help me here? Anyway, that’s what the Dems need to do. Not contrive some manner to collectively fall upon their swords.
Tomorrow (well, by now, today–I should ask the Australians, for whom our today is yesterday, how it all went) should be interesting.