So, I'm signing off guys--for a couple hours, at least. As you guys know, I've had a crush on the Atlantic peeps for awhile. In a bout of insanity, they've decided that I'm not so bad myself. This blog will be moving at some point today. Any comments made here after 12 noon, may not make it over. See you guys on the other side. Thanks so much for your support these past few months. If you guys didn't read, this wouldn't be happening. I am not afraid to say it--I love you all.
Heh, Obama is beating John McCain by ten points among white working class workers. You can bet if the numbers were reversed we'd see a big blaring headline that says "Obama Can't Win Working Class Whites." The bias toward narrative in campaign coverage is sort of revolting.
Ezra smartly advises us nervous Obama supporters to calm the eff down:
I've long worried that Obama over-learned Iowa, where he was somewhat aided by John Edwards' willingness to attack on his behalf. But as the primary stretched on, Obama seemed pretty comfortable lacing up his own gloves. Either way, the campaign, for now, seems to be pursuing a pretty similar strategy to what they used in the early primaries: Hold back, focus on fundamentals, let your opponent sully their own image
If the Packers give Favre the starting job back they will be getting exactly what they deserve. SOrry for the link--I've been with the Dallas Cowboys longer than I've been with anything else in my life, save my family.
I still think that the celeb ad will ultimately be ineffective, but I did some more thinking on why this spot--more than any released this election season--really bugs me. I watched the ad again, and saw the McCain camp's response to the debate proposal. A lot of folks claim that this strategy is a continuation of the Republican efforts to turn John Kerry into an effete flip-flopper. I guess--but it also seems to be of a lower order. At least calling someone a flip-flopper--no matter how dubi
Here's a good one--Obama's campaign is too disciplined. This is the sort of story in which the reporter ends up saying more about their profession, than about the alleged subject. Anne Kornblut claims that Dems are pissed that Obama's Chicago operation is tight, leak-free, and doesn't defer to Washington. Kornblut does not offer a single quote to back up this contention--not even an anonymous one. Instead we are treated to the following:
Some Democrats on Capitol Hill have complained t
Sorry to overdo it with the D&D posts, but this is the sort of comment that makes me fume whenever people talk about the anti-intellectualism of the black community:
"If the shareholders of The New York Times ever wonder why the paper's ad revenue is plummeting and its share price tanking, they need look no further than the hysterical reaction of the paper's editors to any slight, real or imagined, against their preferred candidate," said McCain campaign spokesman Michael
Barack Obama opposes reparations. This is news because black leadership--also known as the NAACP--supports reparations. Obama isn't like most black people. Get it? At this rate, he will cede his share of the black vote to Cynthia McKinney--the true black candidate. Everyone knows that African-Americans think that reparations is the most critical issue facing the black community. Critical, I said.
...attack him for rather daftly saying he'd support off-shore drilling. I have no idea why he thinks this will help him. I know what the defense will be--the press taking his statement out of context. But dude, you know the game. The fact that someone punched you in the face, doesn't excuse you not having your guard up. Furthermore, it looks pretty in context to me. You shouldn't even hint at something like this if you're not serious. I like the nuance and thoughtfulness of Obama, but he has
When I first started blogging, I read and linked to Matt pretty religiously. That hasn't changed (scroll down, I'm sure you can find a couple links) mostly because Matt's always had what I think is essential in any great blogger/writer--a sense of humor. This is typical sort of turn of a sentence that I could never pull off. While I'm excited about blogging for the Atlantic, I'm pretty bummed about following in his footsteps as opposed to working with him as a colleague. Nevertheless, I reall