One of the bright spots of this NFL season has been Dallas Cowboys’ rookie quarterback Dak Prescott. Not only is he a good player, leading the Cowboys to an 8-1 season thus far, he’s just a likable guy. It has “it”. So much so that non-Cowboy fans like myself are jumping on the bandwagon.
After having such an inspirational movement getting Barack Obama elected in 2008 and again in 2012, the DNC needed to have a “Dak Prescott” candidate. Someone that was relatively unknown yet more than capable of doing the job with some governmental experience and capable of inspiring the citizenry to come together for a common cause. That’s what Barack Obama did in 2008. Although he had some experience as a Senator, he wasn’t a lifelong politician with the baggage that accompanies. He was still considered an outsider.
What I’ve noticed on both sides of the aisle is that people want a cause they can get behind. They want to be inspired and feel like they are a part of something greater than themselves. That’s what our President-Elect did for a large portion of the country. It’s just unfortunate that he tapped into their pain without good intentions.
But, back to the DNC who ultimately ended up with Hillary Clinton as their presidential nominee. Even without the email troubles, she was a step backwards. It’s like the Dallas Cowboys putting Prescott, who is having a phenomenal season, on the bench because Tony Romo is ready to come back from his injury. Sure, Romo is a great player just as Hillary is more than qualified. But, it wouldn’t make sense to put Romo in the game when Dak is winning.
The DNC tapped into a winning formula in 2008, but then lost sight of the bigger picture. Instead of adjusting that formula for needed improvements, they through it out the window and went back to the old ways to try to make history again. Since we had just elected the first African American president, it seems they just wanted to now elect the first woman president. On Tuesday of this week, Tony Romo held a press conference and graciously became the backup quarterback for Dak Prescott. That ‘s exactly what Hillary should have done two years ago.
Remember that play when Romo fumbled the snap for the three-point field goal attempt and the Cowboys were knocked out of the playoffs. That’s what Hillary’s loss feels like. Only this isn’t a game. Lives are at stake. So let’s hope the DNC gets with Keith Ellison to give us a Dak in the next election.