Badminton players, Tokyo Rose, and waiting for 2016
“We hope we lose this contest so we can have a better chance to win when it counts.”
Does that comment sound like something from Olympic badminton players during the recent London games? They were trying to lose some preliminary matches because losing would get them a better draw in the next round.
What does this badminton scandal have to do with politics?
Some people in both parties want their presidential candidates to lose the 2012 election because they think that would improve their chances for a decisive and more significant win in 2016.
First, there is a little ripple from disaffected conservative Republicans who do not think Mitt Romney is strong on their issues. He is not “un-moderate” enough for them. They do not believe he will stand up and fight for their agenda should he become ...