Unconvincing Wave

Though Democrats are justifiably confident as the midterms draw near, my worry is growing that reports of a wave election are a set-up for bitter failure. Roy Moore thankfully lost Alabama, yes, but not by much: we cannot turn a single victory (or even several, as in the past year’s elections) — no matter how sweet — into a panacea for the brutal fight ahead, a fight that will be relentless until the very last vote is counted. The assumption of victory is, after all, what got us into this mess in the first place.