Race Still Up In The Air?
Now, due to lack of sleep, I feel I’ve become psychic. I can read their minds right now. What I am reading is they don’t what to do next.
This race is over. Several things happened that probably scares CNN and CBS a LOT.
#1: Bush won. He wasn’t their chosen candidate.
#2: Bush won by about 4,000,000 in the popular count. He is no longer the Supreme Court appointed representative to the White House, he is the popularly elected President of the United States.
#3: There’s no hint that Bush somehow stole or rigged this election. If anything, the legal posturings of the Kerry camp possibly scared people into voting for Bush.
#4: According to some exit polls, Iraq was not the lightening rod the media played it up to be. A lot more people were apparently concerned with declining moral values in the US than anything else. The flip-flop label stuck, the “wrong war for the wrong reasons at the wrong time” didn’t.
#5: The razor thin popular vote prediction was wrong. This race fell within normal ranges.
#6: Different media called different states at different times. Some still haven’t called obvious results. The longer they wait, the less impact they have. That’s a good thing.
#7: The Big Three ( ABC, CBS, NBC ) were beat to death in this campaign season by non-broadcast channels such as CNN and Fox. Times are changing.
#8: The Big Three ( ABC, CBS, NBC ) had a LOT of their political content debunked by the pajama army. The mystique that main stream media knows things “we” don’t no longer applies.
I’m sure I can, and will, think of more. And, I’ll probably expand on some of those later. But, I don’t want to think too hard today, I’m tired. I sat up till about 3 am waiting for some channel other than Fox to figure out that 140,000 is greater than 135,000. And, there are not enough votes left to alter the candidate results in New Mexico and Iowa.