Sometime last week I realized that Newt Gingrich was going to benefit from his ex-wife going on TV and accusing him of requesting an “open marriage” after his long-running affair was exposed…while Mitch Daniels didn’t even run, in part, because he and his wife split, then reconciled.For all that he is a fat, corrupt little troll, Newt is a cold-hearted bastard and a strutting, irrationally overconfident Alpha. Mitch Daniels can balance all the budgets and ride all the Harleys that he wants, but everyone still knows that his wife left him and ran off to get banged by more exciting men for several years before eventually returning to him. He's not only BETA, he's a Gamma.
Game not only explains this apparent dichotomy, but illustrates why it is not one at all. Elections aren't exercises in comparative morality, but in apparent socio-sexual dominance. These days, you may recall, women are permitted to vote.