Which Way Does That Causality Run?

Dinner conversation last night broke down into a couple of camps, broadly speaking.

One group circled around the idea that we need a more progressive platform, no matter the candidate.

The other focused on the idea that we need the most electable combination of ticket and platform we can possibly find, in order to be able to work any agenda at all.

It’s true that both the platform and the candidate have to stand for something — especially in the age of assertions spread by social media.

But the something (or somethings) have to win. Our system awards precious few consolation prizes.