By Scott Kirwin
While reviewing my own writing archives to determine whether I handled electoral defeat more gracefully than the liberals in my Facebook feed I came across this post, written after Romney conceded in the 2012 election. It’s particularly interesting because it inadvertently foretold Trump’s success. Choose the candidate that fires up the base regardless of their perceived chances to win the general election. The Democrats and the mainstream media that backs them will paint whomever the GOP selects as their candidate as extreme so ignore electability. And it eviscerates the GOP establishment which Trump did (and must finish doing).
Of course it’s not perfect. Surrender on illegal immigration and amnesty is a big blunder, but still it’s worth reading. No threats to move to New Zealand (SCOTUS Justice Ginsberg) or Jupiter (Cher). No crying (most of my middle-aged liberal friends on Facebook). Just an example of how to handle defeat well without embarrassing yourself.