Zigzagging polls. Shifting leads. Campaign marketers missing the mark a lot. Conventional wisdom that isn’t.
Huckabee ahead in places? Clinton not ahead in others? What?
I like how conservative WSJ columnist Peggy Noonan put it a couple of weeks ago:
“… there’s something that comes like relief, like a boost, when politics turns out to be surprising, when the inevitable gets evitable, when the machine is slowed. It reminds you who really runs the place, that for all our mess it still comes down to the person in the precinct walking to the caucus site on ground that crunches from the cold. Here’s to surprise. It’s a great antidote to cynicism.”