“Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” – Vince Lombardi
With a new election coming up we can see plenty of illustrations of this principle – with both parties.
All the Democrats have to do to beat Trump is not be crazy. If they could manage that, they would probably win in a landslide. But, they cannot. Instead, Trump drives them deeper into crazy. Does anyone seriously think a candidate can beat Trump running on a platform of we are going to take away your guns, your cars, your meat, and your jobs? Yet it seems the Democrats are out to prove they can win on that platform. It is habit. Let’s not talk about how the latest Kavanaugh “improved” their chances of taking the Senate. It’s habit.
Yet the House Republicans, with what should be a golden opportunity to regain the House majority next year are offering a sclerotic campaign. An uninspiring platform (we will get rid of Obamacare and this time we mean it) combined with retrenchment in recruiting. It is the attitude of “why run if you might lose” Yuk. It’s habit, I guess.
Do you know who is running to win? Trump, love him or hate him. His campaign theme is keep what you gained over the last four years and get more through the opportunity to earn still more over the next four. Plus, he is not planning a keep-away defense in 2020, trying only to hang onto the states he won last time. He is planning a major effort to flip states that went for Hillary last time. “There is going to be so much winning you are going to get tired of it,” he says. Winning? It’s habit.Published in