Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Luck



Relevant moment at 2:45 or so. "The harder you work, the luckier you are..." said Carville in '92. A universally shared sentiment.

A little sentimental but heck, it is campaign season out there so this kind of clip is in order.

Prompted by this piece, sent along by a friend today.

Update: To make this post more clear, while I agree that Harper's success does have a good deal to do with hard work, I don't disagree with the thesis that Lawrence Martin et al. have circulated that Harper is indeed lucky and certainly has had a good deal of it. Any successful politician you look at has their share of luck. It doesn't mean that anyone is denigrating that Harper has worked hard to get where he is and his party is. I assume he does nothing but work hard at what he does.

Conservatives seem to be a little sensitive on the point if you ask me. (I'd excerpt the argument that was made, including the generalizations about what conservatives and liberals learn from their parents, but it's not permitted.)