Now that the Legislature is over and the real campaigning is probably going to take a week off, attention turns to November, and guessing whether XYZ can “really” win? Articles are being developed by the bucketload because, well, when there’s no actual news, this is what we do. Could it happen? Will it happen? My friends, no editor in America is paying freelancers to write two-word stories (“beats me”), and so this is what we’re left with to power our economy. Speculation, the lifeblood of politics.

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