Being a natural contrarian, I like to play little what-if games in my head. And when everyone keeps telling me that a matter of opinion is actually a matter of fact, those what-if games go into overdrive. So: Everyone keeps telling me that the election is over; Hillary’s only dilemma now is whether to pull her starters, or run up the score. If that were true….
…well, for one, I’d expect you could fit your average Trump rally in a gas station bathroom. Americans don’t like a loser, and Trump has lost so badly that the WaPo says even Georgia (speaking of running up the score) might go Democrat this year. But as the Z Man points out, that’s not true — Trump’s rallies are still yuuuge, and even the media toadies have to admit it. Hmmm.
But hey, maybe those rallies are just the die-hard remnant, the no-hopers, the Götterdämmerungers who see two umlauts in Götterdämmerung and think that’s so fuckin’ metal, they just gotta check it out. You know, gap-toothed hillbillies who have grabbed a pussy or two in their time, of either the blood-relative or farm-animal variety. Maybe Hillary is too classy a dame to rub it in, but we know the media are shameless — I’d expect pictures of every Trump rally, of whatever size, to be nothing but Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel.
And as every college football fan knows, the fourth quarters of blowouts are also auditions. That’s when you let the hotshot sophomores get in a few snaps against someone other than the scout team. Politics is no different. If it were a blowout, I’d expect a whole bunch of thumbsucking op-eds about “setting the priorities for Hillary’s first hundred days” by earnest young bootlickers trying to score an administration job. I don’t read the Media, so somebody clue me in — lots of those every day now, am I right?
And speaking of losers, you’d think the rats would be abandoning ship right about now. Maybe Trump’s senior people will commit seppuku with him, since Hillary is certain to sic the IRS on them (if not the FBI or a drone), but what about all the junior-level folks? Hillary has wars to start; she can’t be bothered with going after every lowly footsoldier from the Trump campaign. Certainly lots of these folks are Nuremberging up right about now? “I was just following orders, comrade, but I know lots of dirt; let’s cut a deal.”
As I say, I don’t read the Media. Maybe all this is happening, and I’m living in my own little bubble out here. Five Regular Readers, you wanna clue me in?