Anyone who's ever been a Red Sox fan knows the feeling ... your team's ahead, there are only a few outs or an inning left, and you just sit with clenched fists, hoping they don't blow it, as they have so many times before. Prior to 2004, at least, the Red Sox were certainly the champions at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Season after season, they were the "also rans" ... the ones who just missed ... the worst best team in baseball. Even this year, they came roaring back against the Rays in the ALCS, only to lose it in game 7.
So the fans got conditioned to this ... waiting and hoping.
That's what this election is starting to feel like.