I just read an article on Hot Air by Jazz Shaw who used a football analogy to question whether Hillary isn’t just “running out the clock.” Now that he’s mentioned it, I think he may be right.
Where is SHE? Is she hiding out in a bunker? She hasn’t held a press conference in 263 days and she is running for the presidency? Is she such a liability that her coaches believe that her chances of winning are best if she stays off the field – in the locker room?
The truth is that she can no longer keep her lies straight and to lessen the chance that she’ll get caught in another series of whoppers, her coaches have decided that not saying anything is best. Her game plan was filled with fakes and misdirection since those come naturally to her, but now she’ll play the game via television ads and her sycophantic spokes-liars, with the complicit media smoothing over any little “inconsistencies” that might make her look bad.
Using the football analogy, I wonder if she’s not running a “prevent” offense?
She has a 5% lead (RCP average) and that’s equivalent to something like a 2 point lead in our election football game. If nothing changes in the next couple of months, she could win, but Trump can still win if he can get in position to kick a field goal.
Team Hillary has shown almost no offense and no viable defense through the first three quarters, but Team Trump has gone three and out or fumbled just about every series. He hasn’t mounted any sustained drives and hasn’t been able to score (mostly due to his own fumbles).
They’re both so awful, their supporters and many of their “cheerleaders” have already left the game and headed to the local pub to erase the memory of the country’s worst two teams vying for the presidential trophy. It’s akin to a Super Bowl with two 0-16 teams playing.
It’s almost down to a virtual two minute warning and if Team Hillary can keep her off the field and not make any major mistakes, she may pull it off. So yes, she’s playing not to lose, and keeping her in the locker room is the best way to keep her from fumbling the game away.
Team Trump’s only chance is to mount a last minute scoring drive; he needs some offense – any offense – just to get into scoring range. But he also has to hold onto the ball, a fumble will stop the drive and let her run the clock out.
Trump needs a “Hail Mary” for sure. Everything boils down to his two-minute offense. He can win, but it’ll take discipline, something that is distinctly uncomfortable for him. Can he do it?
In the presidency game, there is no overtime; every game is sudden death. The game will end with a winner; that’s the way it’s played.
It’s just a shame that from the American citizen’s perspective, the two teams playing the game are both so awful, regardless of which of these two candidate wins, we all still lose.