This morning, on the elliptical, I watched a bit of the season-opening game between the Red Sox and the A’s, live from Japan (only when Morning Joe was on commercial break). And it got me to thinking: baseball, it is said, is all about streaks. The way to make it to the playoffs and to win the Series is to streak at the right time and slump at the right time. You’re not going to win the Series if you slump in September or even August. Best to be hot out of the gates, cool off in late June, after you’ve already got a lead, then have a mini-slump in early August.
So, Obama had a rough week last week. I think it’s about the best time for him to have a slump. Two months ago, and Hillary’d have the lead right now. Two months from now, and we’ll in convention season. He’s got an insurmountable lead that, barring a major scandal, Hillary cannot overcome. And he couldn’t possibly stay as super-hot as he was in January and February. So, I welcome his slump and his two-day vacation. He’ll starting hitting the ball hard again, and he’ll get hot at just the right moment. That’s my guess.