There is an old quote from Winston Churchill to the effect that democracy is a terrible form of government. But it’s still superior to all others. Looking at this quote from the prism of Donald Trump, it makes more sense than when I first heard it. Imagine that you’ve beaten all of the odds. Your own staff said you would lose, the deck may or may not have been stacked against you, but through statistical quirkiness, a bit of luck, and canny and savvy strategizing, you prevailed.