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Pete Buttigieg's surprising success

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Paul Samuelson used to say, if you’re going to forecast, forecast often. As a columnist, I think I’ve failed to pick the winner only once since 1980 – in 2016.  I’ve touted a couple of non-starters, too (Colin Powell, Robert Gates). Two years ago, I compared the Trump family saga to the famous old Beverly Hillbillies television series, in reverse, and ventured that the dark sitcom was more likely to run its full four years than to be ended abruptly by Congress. Last July, in Double or Nothing  I wondered if Trump might not run again. What would be the