I closely followed the Iowa primary and heard countless hours of analysis regarding who was most probably the winner of the contest. I finally grasped that 180,000 Christian white people were the representatives of the American people. But, it was close to midnight that the fun began as Republicans boasted about their success. It suddenly dawned upon me that to be a Republican politician is to inhabit parallel universe.
Ordinarily in American sports the team which gets the most points or scores the most runs or has the greater number of touchdowns is the winner. However, in the Republican universe, it goes somewhat differently.
1. Donald Trump who came in second declared himself the winner because he claimed most experts initially believed he would wind up down at the bottom. So, coming in second means that he confounded the experts and now is champion.
2. Marco Rubio declared himself the winner because he came in third. As everyone knows that third place contestant is automatically declared the winner.
3. Ben Carson came in fourth and headed home to get a change of clothes. He may well be the silent man, but at least he knows when he is smelling up the joint.
Anyway, here is our thanks to Mr.O’Malley who decided to head home to Maryland and cease seeking the golden sword to lead the nation.