The Animal Kingdom as Political Metaphor

18 01 2008

To understand the rough and tumble world of both the Republican and Democratic primaries, we need a paradigm shift that disregards polling, policy positions, and debating skills and instead examines successful methods of self preservation in the animal kingdom.

I’m serious.

After all, the term “horse race” just doesn’t convey the predatory nastiness of the attacks and the unpredictable nature of the outcomes of each contest. But the video below does capture the vicissitudes of American political life.

Watch it.

Damn. Now that’s the real “comeback kid.”

(H/T: Jonathan Chait at The Plank)




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