The odds are stacked against presidential candidates.
So it’s worth reading some of the numbers.
But as you can see, there’s a lot to get right and a lot wrong.
Here are the big five:1.
You’ve got to be a Republican.
This is one of the biggest myths.
The odds against a Republican winning the presidency are slim to none, even with Trump and Cruz running.
But even if you think you’re the underdog in a presidential election, you need to be at least somewhat conservative to win.
You can’t just be a conservative who votes Republican.2.
You’re a liberal.
This myth is even more problematic.
Liberals are much more likely to vote Republican than conservatives.
In fact, the liberal margin is twice as large as the Republican margin.3.
You have to be female.
This one’s also one of those myths.
A majority of women don’t vote for a Republican, according to a survey by Harvard’s Center for American Women and Politics.
But women who do support Republicans in the general election are also more likely than men to support a candidate who says he or she will fight for women’s rights.4.
You don’t have to have a political background.
This last one is particularly bad.
A large majority of Republicans have been raised in the family, so the odds that they have had political experience are probably pretty good.5.
You must be a Christian.
That one is a big myth.
The vast majority of Christian voters are not Republican.6.
You need to have some kind of religious affiliation.
This has never been a very big myth for Democrats.
In most polls, there is a sizable difference between Republican and Democrat religious voters.
But religious groups like evangelicals, Mormons, and Hindus are the most likely to identify as Republicans.7.
You want to win in a close race.
This could be a problem.
Trump has been on the losing end of a number of close races.
But the odds of a Trump winning a general election in a swing state are slim.
A general election victory is still more likely in a tight race like Arizona than it is in a general race in a battleground state like Pennsylvania.8.
You really need to run a competitive campaign.
This may not be true for every candidate, but it’s certainly true for Trump and other Republican candidates.
For example, in 2012, Newt Gingrich lost to President Obama in a race that included Mitt Romney.
And he won in Arizona by about 5 percentage points.9.
You’ll be well-known and well-funded.
The truth is, the vast majority in the public are not familiar with your campaign.
That means they are not paying attention to it.10.
You hate your opponent.
You should be very worried.
The Republicans running for president have made some very bad choices.
But you’ll be far more worried if you’re not on the ballot in November.
It’s a fact of life that if you win, you will have a bigger role in the country than if you lose.