Boxing is a violent, beautiful, corrupt and compelling sport. I'm a long-time fan. I also follow politics. Naturally, I see some connections between the two. Here are a few things I've learned as an observer that may apply to the presidential election we just witnessed:
If you fight not to lose, you will not win.
When you fight not to lose, you are on your heels, avoiding getting hit. Your opponent dictates the fight. They cut off the ring, pick shots, exploit your weaknesses, time your moves, throw their best punches and eventually get you out of the ring.
There was a clarion call by Democrats to vote for Hillary Clinton, primarily out of fear of a...