Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Don't Call It a Comeback

But of course they already are. Thank you, Wolf Blitzer, for mentioning it first. How is a candidate winning a state in which she was 11 points ahead last month a comeback? She was expected to win Ohio. Obama was expected to win Vermont. Neither strikes me as significant.

If you turn on the TV, note the immediate shift in tone. Last week: He's unstoppable! This week: She's unstoppable! You can't keep her down! The commentators are painful to watch (so why do I watch?!) because they are pretty much bending whichever way the wind blows. Before the call for her Ohio victory, they were saying how "Bill Clinton himself said she had to win both Ohio and Texas to stay alive." Now, literally 10 minutes later, it's an immediate shift in tone to "she's alive! She's back!" I'm not trying to kill her candidacy; she should stay in the race. But it's absolutely painful to watch these talking heads talk absolute shite.

Which is why I'm turning it off in 3, 2, 1...

1 comment:

drousman said...

which is why you shouldn't be watching CNN and Wolf. you seem to have some dislike for Uncle Timmy R. that I don't understand but you should come over the MSNBC side, it's much more fun. Chris Matthew's may get aggravating sometimes with his volume but he's entertaining and dogged (I cringed when the Obama guy in TX couldn't name a single accomplishment but it was valid). Keith Olberman? never really gave him a chance but when I did he had me at "Mr. Bush you are a liar, and not a very good one at that." And while Pat Buchannan should be forced to sit on his hands when he talks they have Scarborough who while a fmr revolution congressman is, in my opinion, as good as it gets for balance. And cameo's by Brian Williams the Brooklyn firefighter, how can you choose wolf over that....

ps. DAMN YOU TEXAS!!!