Some people were just not born at the right time. For example think of Dan Marino.
He played at a time when the NFL was much less pass-oriented. He put up amazing numbers but that was never enough given how important a running game and solid defense were in the 80’s and 90’s. However think if Marino was drafted in 2003 instead of 1983. With the way the rules are and how free agency has impacted the game he’d have won at least one Superbowl.
Who else is like Dan Marino? Pat Buchanan. If Pitchfork Pat was running in 2016 instead of 1996 with his rhetorical skills, quick whit, solid social conservative stances, tax cutting positions, and anti-Washington rhetoric, he’d be a top-tier candidate.
Would the Tea Party like him? The old bastard maybe the first Tea Partier. Check out this from 96:
On their best days Christie, Cruz, Paul, Rubio, Ryan and Walker couldn’t hold a candle to this guy. What can I say? Life is really unfair.