16 long, dark nights for America: Hillary and baseball
Sixteen long, dark nights to go.
Trump’s Daily Twitter Highlight: “The attack on Mosul is turning out to be a total disaster. We gave them months of notice. U.S. is looking so dumb. VOTE TRUMP and WIN AGAIN!“
Clinton’s Daily Twitter Highlight: “Newspapers across the country are almost exclusively endorsing Hillary over Trump.”
Daily election article of interest: Populism, II: Populares & populists
Above links to an interesting piece by historian Barry Strauss on populism in the Roman Republic.
Modern populists, like ancient populares, are likely to be vulgar, angry, and confrontational. Such tactics are regrettable, but at times they are necessary. Principled populists will limit any resort to class conflict, will aim at the rule of law and not at mob rule, and will try to compromise with the elite rather than engage in revolution. Or, more likely, nowadays, when everything’s a revolution, they will talk radical change but strike a bargain. Shrewd populists will want to adjust the regime, not destroy it.
A thankfully slow election news day saw a fair amount of asinine discussion center around whether Clinton is a sincere Chicago Cubs fan or not.
The New York Times has more information about which rounders team Clinton actually supports – the Cubs or the Yankees or both. Although if she was a genuine Chicago Cubs fan then surely Steve Bartman would have been taken out in a drone attack years ago?