What in the !?@# is this? From MSNBC’s First Read blog …
Some bullet points from LCG’s report:
— Hillary Clinton has taken command of the Democratic nomination for President.
–The Obama campaign is becoming less and less relevant with each passing day.
Bullshit. Sorry for the crassness, but it’s the only word in the english language I can think of that describes this passage accurately.
It doesn’t even matter if LCG is eventually proven correct or incorrect. And it doesn’t even matter that there have been many instances (Howard Dean in 2004) where an early lead has completely dissipated when the actual votes were cast. And it doesn’t even matter that the early primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire will rearrange much of the national polling once they have taken place. What I think matters is that not even ONE VOTE has been cast yet! This is an especially egregious case, considering Obama has an edge over Clinton in the all-important fundraising race, and is at the very least competitive in polling.
Stop it, MSNBC. Stop trying to call the primary race 3+ months before the American citizens get their chance. Stop dampening the enthusiam candidates such as Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich generate by telling America they have ‘no chance’. Stop killing the interest many Americans gain in these candidates and the budding interest they gain in the political process for the sake of ratings, or hits, or whatever. For gosh sakes, why not let the VOTERS tell you who is and is not relevant, instead of the other way around?
I wish they’d start telling us what we ARE thinking, not what we SHOULD be thinking.