When my friend kept insisting it was possible, I offered to make him a bet -- for a whole whopping penny. He wouldn't make the bet. I sweetened the deal. I made him a penny bet at 1,000-to-1 odds. I'd owe him $10 if I lost, he'd owe me a penny.
He still wouldn't make the bet. (Seriously.) But still he insisted it could happen.
"If you're not willing to make a bet for a penny -- a penny! -- and at 1,000-to-1 odds," I told him, "then DO NOT bring up your theory about how this might happen again."
This campaign is driving a great many people insane. And we don't even have official nominees yet...!!