The Presidency: Season of Humility

What if the CIA or the USIA had issued a forecast about, say, an election in Ecuador that was as badly botched and misleading as the predictions doled out by much of the American political industry before the New Hampshire primary? Surely the congressional Pecksniffs would be braying for an accounting and the editorialists would be near exhaustion from their labors of excoriation.

This is a season of humility for many of us in the business of measuring the progress of the men battling their way toward the White House. Gary Hart...

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