There have been postings over on Twitter lately (well...actually, all the time...) by supporters of several particular candidates -- both Democrat and Republican -- that if their favorite candidate doesn't get the party's nomination, but instead their favorite candidate's top opponent does, then nominating this opponent will mark doom -- Doom, I say!!! -- for the party.
It's been my observation that the most dedicated advocates on the losing side of an election, any election, even a primary, regularly "warn" that the winner won't do nearly as well as the candidate they wanted. And often predict disaster. And y'know, sometimes they're right. And sometimes not.
(And when right, they loudly trumpet, "Told you so!!" And when wrong, they -- well, pretty much always are mute.)
The great Bob and Ray have a classic comedy sketch about this, the "Sore Loser." And today seemed a good day of politics to post it. It comes in the middle of a long sequence from their Broadway show, Bob and Ray: The Two and Only. I've tried to set this so that hopefully the video will open at the right spot, but I haven't always been successful at that. If not, the entire sequence is wonderful and worth listening to it all, but this particular sketch starts at the 4:12 mark.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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