The 2016 World Series is being fought between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. The Cubs haven't been in a Fall Classic in 71 years since 1945. The Indians haven't won a World Series since 1948. In American political history 1945 and 1948 are historically significant years that could, maybe, possibly in a symbolic or oracular sense be relevant to the outcome of this election. This is what I mean.
1945 (the year we defeated the Nazis and Japanese) marked the end of a transformational political era: FDR-the last New Yorker to be President-died of a stroke while serving a fourth unprecedented term. And three years later in 1948 underdog President Harry Truman (FDR's accidental successor) defeated favored to win New York Governor Tom Dewey to keep the Presidency.
Now if underdog candidate Donald Trump defies the odds (as he's been doing from the start of his historic campaign) and does a Harry Truman on November 8th he will be the first NATIVE New Yorker since FDR to be President. And if Trump wins not only will he be our 45th President but the 19th Republican to hold that office. These two numbers "19" and "45" gives us the year of FDR's death, and the last time the Cubs were in the World Series.
Now if Donald Trump is fated to be the next Harry Truman then that would make Hillary the next Tom Dewey. And it so happens that Hillary and Dewey share two things in common: both held high elected office in New York State; and both were born outside the state: Dewey was born in Owosso, Michigan (see) and Hillary in Chicago, home of the Cubs (who now are down two games to one in the World Series and looking like losers). Moreover, by accident or design, Hillary launched her presidential campaign on April 12, 2015 (see): the 70th anniversary of FDR's death (the year the Cubs lost the World Series). Could this be an ominous sign for Chicago born Hillary that she's about to lose the chance of succeeding FDR as the next New Yorker to be President to an authentic, life long New Yorker like FDR? Like 1948 will 2016 be the year of the political underdog?
Yesterday when FBI Director Comey (born in New York) announced he'd be resuming the criminal probe into Hillary's email server, that night at Wrigley Field (first time the World Series was played there since 1945) the Cleveland Indians (the 1948 World Champs) defeated the Cubs 1 to 0 in a pitching duel squeaker. Could this in some strange, crazy way prefigure that underdog Donald Trump, due to Comey's reopened investigation, is fated to defeat Hillary in a squeaker or close race? Right now as I write the presidential race is tightening both nationally and in swing states; and a close race as in 1960 or 2000 when the incumbent party lost could very well happen ten days from now.
Who's going to win the World Series? I don't have a clue. I'm a life long Dodger fan and was crushed when they lost to the Cubs last week. However, as it now stands, the Cubs look like the losers and underdogs. That could change tonight if they even up the series. But If they should lose and fall behind the Indians 3-1 they will very definitely be the underdogs likely to lose. Only six teams in history have come back from a 3-1 deficit to take the championship. If that should happen and they win that would make 2016 the Year of the Underdog.
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