Saturday, October 29, 2016

The McMullin scenario...

The McMullin scenario ... as explained by Jonah Goldberg:

Here, the vanilla rule might apply. Vanilla is one of the most popular flavors in America not because it’s everyone’s favorite, but because it is the least objectionable to the greatest number of people. There are probably no Democrats who wouldn’t prefer McMullin to Trump. There are almost certainly no Republicans who wouldn’t prefer McMullin to Clinton. Picking the least objectionable option is often the essence of statesmanship. If 26 state delegations pick the least-bad option, McMullin becomes the first Mormon president.
That's from this article, in which Jonah sounds like someone (besides me!) who's going to vote for McMullin.  After yesterday's news on Hillary, Jonah thinks McMullin's chances are much higher.  Still very low, but much higher.

All this gives me the tiniest ray of hope for a palatable outcome to the 2016 election.  Also much Hillary schadenfreude.  Go, McMullin!

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