As the 2018 political campaign picks up speed (assuming it ever slowed down), Democratic presidential hopefuls are already planning for 2020. I don’t know if Donald Trump is thinking about 2020 yet, but given that he normally doesn’t seem to think even a week ahead, let alone two years, it is perhaps doubtful.
In any case, I have come up with my strategy for the 2020 election – and it mirrors what worked so well in 2016. First, the Cubs make the postseason. Then, they win the NLDS and the NLCS. Finally, the World Series goes the full seven games – and the Cubs win! Then comes the victory parade. And presto, by the time the parade is over, the election is the next week.
In 2016, that gave me a presidential campaign of about four days, which was more than enough. With a little luck, the Cubs can do it again in 2020. For that matter, it sounds like a good plan for this year, too. Though it would be okay if the World Series didn’t go the full seven games – as long as the Cubs win. I could handle a slightly longer campaign, if necessary.