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Not long ago, in the earlier portion of the Hundred Years War, Edward III of England faced off against Philip VI of France in a battle viewed to be one of the most historically significant of all time.  Near the town of Crécy-en-Ponthieu, two great armies faced off.  I will use my incisive and highly germane skills of political analysis to examine why the English came away with a decisive victory against a numerically superior French force.

First of all King Philip VI failed to prepare adequately for the caucus states, then known as "long bowmen."  Though they had political machines in place -- then known as "Genoese mercenary crossbowmen," the political machines had a much slower rate of fire than the caucus states.

In addition, the early endorsers, then known as "cavalry" were highly vulnerable to the obstacles placed by English soldiers, the "caltrops" we now refer to Internets.

After the political machines were mercilessly slaughtered by the caucus states, the French early endorsers made several ill-fated charges into unfavorable terrain littered with Internets.  Their horses slowed on the Internets and retreating political machines and were easy prey for still more volleys from the caucus states.  The few cavalry that made it through the hail of caucus state fire found themselves disorganized and easy prey for the late endorsing superdelegates, then known as "spearmen."

So in the face of caucus states, Internets and late endorsing spearmen, tens of thousands of political machines and early endorsers fell prey to the English army, and Edward III carried the day.

Originally posted to Anarchofascist on Sun Jun 08, 2008 at 10:53 PM PDT.

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