For the foreseeable future, we will be run by a two-party system. As a voter - I only want a WIN. It doesn't need be by much! Elections are complex, often corrupt and against the will of the people. But they are a GAME. And, I believe as a game, one can be WON! I've come up with my weighted formula, or algorythm. Agree, Disagree, or Insert your own? WHO PREVAILS is determined by "Whomever Has the Most..." I have attempted here to define MOST. Agree, Disagree, or INSERT yours: a) campaign money IMP=2 20% WT6 b) poll numbers IMP=5 12% WT4 c) net (+) media coverage IMP=6 8% WT5 d) U.S. public sentiments/mistake absorption IMP=4 17% WT2 e) friends in high places, incl., corrupt resources IMP=1 25% WT3 f) net (+/-) luck/late gains incl events beyond control IMP=3 18% WT1 I weight the above criteria in order of IMPORTANCE (IMP), % RELEVANCE, and volatility weighting (WT) factor in determining final outcome. Also, remember that each of these/your criteria influences the others. My advice to campaign strategists: Initially, savor your base and political initiatives, but respond to your opponent while adjusting to polls and sentiments, minimize damage from mistakes, make adjustments, and hunker down. You just might WIN! Do you have the MAGIC FORMULA?