Sunday, November 8, 2020

Election 2020 - Time to Change the Rules?

Four years ago, the country was shocked at the outcome of the 2016 World Series of Politics when the darkest of dark horses triumphed over the establishment.  In that contest, the New York Elites came up short against the New York Six Packs.  The final score of the decisive game was Six Packs 7 and the Elites 6 – a clear victory.

The Elites and their supporters were incensed and bitter.

“This is not fair!” they proclaimed.  “We got more hits than they did,” explained their team captain.

“Who cares?” replied Captain Six Pack.   “The rules only count the runs, not the number of hits.”

Over the next 4 years, every time Elitists referred to the prior lost contest, they always added, “We got more hits than they did.”  In fact, many of them began murmuring that the unfair rules should be changed such that the number of hits should now determine the winner.  Fairness, they grumbled, demanded a rules change.


Let the Games Begin Anew!


It's four years later and we are all spellbound as the 2020 World Series of Politics is drawing to a close. The New York Six Packs – the defending champions – seem to have met their match against the Scranton Scrappers.  The Scrappers have the upper hand.  It’s the top of the 9th inning and they are leading by 4 runs to 1 in the final game.  The Six Packs are at bat.  There are 2 outs and the batter is facing a count of 0 and 2.

It looks grim for the Six Packers.  While no winner can be called yet, as the game is not over, hope of the Six Packs prevailing is vanishing.   Indeed, in the Scrapper’s locker room, the champagne celebration has already been set up. 

At this moment, the Six Packs call a time out. The team owner then issues a statement that the Six Packs have won and are champions once again.  He explains that all 4 of the Scrapper’s runs were achieved by cheating, and he has the evidence to prove it.  The umpires seem unmoved and even some of the Six Pack’s players seem confused.

Yes, I have concocted this fairy tale from my own imagination.  It’s so silly I would be amazed if any reader has made it this far.  Could you imagine if such a scenario actually occurred in real life?

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