Perhaps overlooked in the controversy over the presidential election is the importance of Georgia’s two run-off races for the Senate. From Patrick J. Buchanan at buchanan.org:
“In victory, magnanimity… in defeat, defiance.”
That counsel about human conflict comes from Winston Churchill.
And President Donald Trump, given all he has endured for five years from those piously pleading now for a “time of healing,” cannot be faulted for his defiant resolve to unearth any and all high crimes or misdemeanors committed in the counting of ballots in the election of Tuesday last.
Trump owes his people this, and he owes the establishment nothing.
Yet, in making this his priority, Trump should be mindful of several realities. From what we have seen so far, the prospect that the decision in the battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona or Georgia will be overturned does not appear high.
Indeed, it seems a certainty that not enough electoral votes could be flipped from Biden to Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s electoral vote victory.
And Trump should realize that in alleging fraud, he is creating an imperative upon himself and his team to provide the evidence to prove it.
In politics as in poker, there comes a time when you have to show your cards or fold your hand. Are the cards there?