Politics of Water

I don’t begin to understand the politics of water. The science of water I can barely see how to get my arms around, but that’s a tame problem. The politics of water is a wicked problem. So I pass this along without any clear idea of whether it’s right, just the thought that it’s interesting:

Water is an issue. Drought relief is an issue. The RNC hasn’t done very well on drought relief, and economically irrational draw-downs of Upper Mississipi tributary impoundments, from the Missouri south to the Canada, to float Upper Mississippi barge traffic, have killed hydro-electric and irrigation in the Northern Plains.

Since we know that running on inside-the-beltway issues — choice, peace, and so on, our view, “the correct view”, isn’t competitive, why bother? Why not run on water?