Uh oh. Looks like somebody’s been spending a little too much time with his Frank Herbert novels:
As far as other candidates go, the key clearly is to stake out multiple, positive distinctions from [Hillary] Clinton, and then to perform well in the early states. This won’t be easy, given Clinton’s shrewd and currently effective blurring strategy. To get incredibly geeky for a moment, I think a useful analogy would come from Dune. In order to win the nomination, a non-Clinton candidate needs to be something of a Democratic Kwisatz Haderach who can tap into something so deep inside the collective Democratic unconscious that he can transmute our rank and file’s version of the water of life in a way that a Bene Gesserit like Clinton simply cannot.
I wonder if that means Karl Rove is Baron Harkonnen . . . no, no, NO, I’m not going there.
Okay, Chris, put down that copy of Dune. Back away slowly. Okay, now turn — don’t try to hide that Dune calendar behind your back, you’re not fooling anyone, so keep walking. Once you’re out the door, head for the library. Lots of books in that library, Chris. You need to get a little perspective.