Re: Does he actually want to lose. Redux
Ya, who knows? Who ever has?
The next congress will be entirely uncooperative with either of the nominees and it remains at least in part a game to see who gets caught holding the old maid.
My guess it has always been about his getting in too deep then just trying to triangulate into how he can maintain some popularity that lets him snag a big reality TV contract.
I'll have to go back and re-read Gibbon and see if there was a character called Marcus Boobus Crassus who had a part in the fall of the empire.