The quotation in the title is attributed to the legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel, and it must underscore the level of exasperation sensible members of the Republican Party must be feeling right now.
I will admit to times over the last two weeks when I have become convinced … convinced … that the remaining presidential hopefuls in the GOP were blowing it on purpose.
Whether it was the Romney debacle at Ford Field, or Rick Santorum’s abysmal debate performance, or Newt Gingrich … being Newt Gingrich, Republicans have to be apoplectic as they watch a president with approval ratings in the mid-40s and economic approval ratings even lower skate to fairly decent leads and an electoral college edge over all Republican comers.
This was one of the president’s better polling weeks, to be sure. But that wasn’t all we saw this week. We also saw a raft of new Senate data, some key House polling with actual primary elections right on the doorstep (!). Add to that the most diverse (and, in some ways, comical) Air Ball candidates since ever, and it is a full week to catch up in the “people start voting again soon” edition of the Daily Kos Elections Weekend Digest.