In the history of competition and upsets, the first rule is that you have to show up. Just ask returning Pacer’s coach Rick Carlisle (who led Chaminade to the historic 1982 upset over Ralph Sampson’s No. 1-ranked Virginia) or Appalachian State’s 2007 football stunner over No. 5 ranked Michigan in the Big House.
That’s what is facing new Indiana Democratic Chairman Mike Schmuhl, who took over the party that hasn’t won a statewide race since 2012, occupies only two of 11 congressional seats, super minority status in the General Assembly, none of the Statehouse constitutional offices and about 10 percent of commissioner seats in 92 counties.