One day past Broomhilda's favorite kind of Friday, our fate will be more or less sealed.
If you are handicapping the seven or eight remaining options, there's one that sort of fits the budget and one that is sort of close but does not. One lives within our means, is exciting, and leads to the future. The other costs our Dear Leader a few more pennies, "saves" a program adrift, but anchors us to a path of mediocrity and perhaps, ultimately, the end of the program for years to come.
If you are still unable to see behind the green curtain, remember it has always been and always will be...about the jobs.