The 2020 Election Is like the Last Five Minutes of a Basketball Game

The last five minutes of a basketball game often stretch out in a logarithmic fashion.  If one team is far enough behind to be desperate, the players will begin committing intentional fouls simply to force a free throw from the foul line.  To be sure, the fouled player on the leading team may end up scoring an easy two points.  He may just as easily miss the shot, allowing the fouling team to recover the ball.  It's a risk for all concerned. Personally, I view this tactic as a pathetic delay of the inevitable.  But there are plenty of people who will disagree, especially those approaching the buzzer down five or six points.  For better or worse, it's a part of the game.  Players will try almost anything they can get away with as the seconds tick down.  Imagine my surprise when I recognized the same technique being applied to the 2020 election. Despite the cheerleading provided by the...(Read Full Article)
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