March 22, 2012
Thank Global Warming for GOP House!
It's easy to imagine how this works. Showing up at a rally increases the chances of getting more involved, making a donation or bringing a friend to another event. Larger and more successful rallies also boost subsequent news media coverage of the movement, further stimulating community interest.
Without minimizing the power of ideas, liberty, and limited government, I think it pays to accept the randomness of exogenous events. General Washington was righteous and all -- but some lucky fog in the Battle of Brooklyn kept the revolution from getting squashed in an early outing; maybe a lovely spring 200 some years later might have done the same.
There's a great line in Pippin where Charlemagne says "It's smarter to be lucky than it's lucky to be smart."Philosophy Posted by John Kranz at March 22, 2012 11:22 AM