Is a Republican sweep inevitable? Saying so is just a strategy.
Don’t forget Rove’s Bush “inevitability strategy.” And Hillary’s. It’s a strategy, that’s all. We’re seeing it used now in the midterms.
It’s well-known that Karl Rove believes that swing voters like to vote for the winner. Therefore, one of the central political strategies for Bush has been to create an “aura of inevitability” that, theoretically, will bring people to his side. If everyone believes you’re a political juggernaut, the theory goes, then you will become a political juggernaut.