This old saw is called the “Law of holes.” Meaning if you find yourself in an unstainable position, change course rather than pushing on and making the situation worse. At first glance, this advice could be directed toward Donald Trump. Each week he says something more outrageous than the week before, creating dyspepsia within the ranks of the media, the left, and the Republican establishment. Shouldn’t he change course with his bombastic comments and moderate his position to that of a more electable candidate, say Jeb Bush?
Yet Trump continues to rise in the polls, even after his latest outrageous comments about Muslim immigration. The “law of holes” I refer to is not about Donald Trump, but instead about Barack Obama and his approach to immigration and radical Islam.