Tuesday, March 18, 2008

"New Politics": Pundit Hell...

Rock Hackshaw has a post up on Room 8 which I recommend. You can see that the MSM, the networks, the national pundits, they like to throw sh*t at the fan... Chris Matthews has just concluded a really hard ball session where he's asking if Barack is sincere or if there's a political agenda here.... Whatever, Chris. Got 'nything else?...

Read Left in Alabama... Freak Politics....

I must say my take-away from today's excitment, Barack Obama delivered a major talk to the nation. The "media" of course plays this as a soundbite political play.... a "tactic" in the partisan presidential election.... Hmmmm.... Is it? Or is something going on in the country???

2 comments:

Crispus Attucks said...

Thanks for responding to my e mail a few weeks back. Sorry I haven't visted your site since, but I was just inducted into the National Political Science Honor Society (Pi Sigma Alpha), so I was otherwise predisposed for a week or two :)

I believe this Rev. Wright controversey could do some harm to Senator Obama. His speech was an excellent first step in getting the issue behind him, however, some of his favorability ratings in snapshot polling have fallen by as much as seventeen points. Big picture though, since the next primary is some distance away, his campaign will have more than enough time to streamline their tactical response and get back on message.

I think he should do a sit down interview, with this issue as the focus of the interview. He can seize back the news cycle on his own terms as a follow up to the speech. Do you think this will erode some of the Senator's support among Independents?

Great site, by the way.

Ryan.

N. Hanks said...

Congrats on your new "status"!

I imagine Obama will be hurt by this hullabaloo about Rev. Wright. But I think people just have to get smarter. I think a lot of people watch these pundits on tv for a while and then just turn the channel. For the MSM to run these clips 24/7 for days and weeks is really offensive way beyond anything Rev. Wright had to say. The problem in this country if you ask me isn't what Rev. Wright said, it's a political system -- including the big media -- that thrives on using these statements (which are fully protected by the First Amendment, and some would argue need to be said) to attack the first black candidate who actually has a chance of winning the presidency of the United States: Barack Obama.

But that's what Barack was talking about in his address. I think people are ready to change, and I think we can see that in how far the Obama campaign has been able to get in this election. If he wasn't getting so much support, they wouldn't be coming after him like this... He should have been long gone and instead he's gaining support every primary....

I think that independents will remain anti-war in this election and will continue to support Obama because he is the change candidate and independents want and have been agents of change.

This is the most exciting political season I've ever seen!