Speaking to a liberal Sunday, she finished our conversation with the words, "May the best man win."
I immediately corrected her: May the best manager win!
The traditional sentence is often used wrongly, implying — in retrospective (after the election or after the game or after the match) — that whoever it was who prevailed is, or turns out to be, ipso facto, the best of the two (or of the lot). This is what the sentence is taken to mean most of the time, and the truth is that is should be scrapped.
Should Barack Obama win tonight (and I am predicting that he will not do so), it will be thanks to news media that used double standards.
But who, of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, will be the best to manage, to guide, to lead the American republic?
You know the answer…
Ask not, Who will be the best man to win the presidential contest.
Ask instead: Who will be the best manager to lead the United States of America.
Update: Obama-Biden email: "According to our records
… you haven't given to this campaign yet."
Dear Leader knows who's paid and who hasn't…