During the Republican primaries, Michele Bachmann often said some version of the following line: “We’re going to beat Obama, no matter what. He’s a one-term president. He’s a goner. So we don’t have to settle. We can nominate a full-throttle conservative, because our nominee’s going to be the next president, period.”
You couldn’t quite buy that line. But, if you were like me, you kind of liked the sound of it — it made you feel good. Hopeful. Comforted. The line seems to me far-fetched now.