Ever tried playing checkers with a 5-year-old? A few days ago I did. "Are you SURE you wanna make that move? Think ahead. If you move here, I will move there. Yes, I know if you make that move I can jump you and take your man, but then look, you’ll be able to take two of mine and get a king. I don’t care how big a fit you throw, you still lose. Okay okay, I give up, you win!" Remind you of anything? Here’s a hint: It involves strategy, sportsmanship, pawns, distraction, illegal moves, cheating, winning, losing, kings or queens (so to speak.) No, I'm not thinking of Monopoly or chess, but a much more complicated game called Politics.