Presidential nominating contests these days remind me of Japanese sumo wrestling matches.
In Sumo, there can be hours of ritual buildup before a so-called athletic match that lasts, on average, 90 seconds.
In this year’s presidential contest, we’ve had months and months of endless crowded debates, especially on the Republican side.
The various candidates spent vast sums, more than a hundred million of it by Jeb Bush, who now seems long gone from the race. It’s only 30 days since the first caucus votes were cast in Iowa, and both nominations now look nearly decided.