A story that has done service in political campaigns to illustrate supposed dilemmas of the opposition will likely be revived in every political "heated term."
Away back, when herds of buffalo grazed along the foothills of the western mountains, two hardy prospectors fell in with a bull bison that seemed to have been separated from his kind and run amuck. One of the prospectors took to the branches of a tree and the other dived into a cave. The buffalo bellowed at the entrance to the cavern and then turned toward the tree. Out came the man from the cave, and the buffalo took after him again. The man made another dive for the hole. After this had been repeated several times, the man in the tree called to his comrade, who was trembling at the mouth of the cavern:
"Stay in the cave, you idiot!"
"You don't know nothing about this hole," bawled the other. "There's a bear in it!"