Why is it that it is an acceptable political strategy to say “things would have been different- better!- if [politician] didn’t do [thing]”? You’re basing your argument for election on an unprovable point, and that alone should make you unelectable in the public eye. What kind of insane political platform is that anyway? You’re effectively telling the voting public that they should elect you based on something that didn’t happen, with no way to prove that it ever would have happened. Doesn’t that leave you open to the same kind of attack? Before long, all of our political debates will be based on pure conjecture, with nothing to back it up.