The Perils of Predictions
Yesterday I watched the conference championship games in the NFL. I had predicted New England to win the AFC Championship. Now, understand that I don't root for the Patriots. I'm a 49ers' supporter and a huge fan of Joe Montana. At this point anything New England and Tom Brady accomplish has to be considered as a challenge to the Niners and Montana as the pinnacle of football excellence.
And yet, because I had predicted their victory, I found myself unable to root against the Patriots. I cheered as they moved out to the big lead early in the game and groaned as the Colts first drew even, then took the lead with only a minute to play.
And it strikes me that this may be the problem with so many of us predicting Hillary to win the Democratic nomination. Do we really want Hillary to win her own conference championship? It may appear that she's the weakest opponent we can reasonably hope for, but what if the perfect storm that crashed on the Republicans in 2006 comes around for another battering?