- Sep 29, 2009
Leave the cake alone, Livingstone. Try logic.I want to make a really rich sponge cake. It will take really good quality eggs to do that.
Oh sh1t - I ended up with an omelette because my first statement meant I didn’t need flour, sugar, butter, right? No - that would be absurd. Because my first statement meant that good quality eggs were a necessary but not sufficient condition of making a rich cake.
Embrace the idea that Biden might lose against Trump. OK?
Now, with this thought firmly in your head, try saying to yourself
If the Economy is good, it will require Biden to beat him.
You feel foolish, right? Because by identifying the unfavourable circumstance and nevertheless projecting Biden as a winner, you cannot simultaneously embrace the idea that he can lose.
The very essence of Jack's proposition is that Biden wins in adverse circumstances.
That is what he said when he also said that the Dems could afford to run a progressive if the economy was bad.
Sufficient/necessary doesn't come into it.