Friday, May 24, 2024
American University
A project of the Rev. James B. Simpson Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication

The key variable in determining whether a ‘win is a win’ is expectations. If a candidate does well where he is not supposed to do well, that’s a win. If he doesn’t do well where he’s supposed to do well, that’s a loss. Meanwhile, delegates are won and lost. That’s the rock solid number that will determine the nominee. That is the only number that matters, and yet sometimes it seems it doesn’t matter at all.

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The key variable in determining whether a ‘win is a win’ is expectations. If a candidate does well where he is not supposed to do well, that's a win. If he doesn't do well where he's supposed to do well, that's a loss. Meanwhile, delegates are won and lost. That's the rock solid number that will determine the nominee. That is the only number that matters, and yet sometimes it seems it doesn't matter at all.