Chris Matthews has kicked off the NBC coverage of the Dem convention in Denver tonight with a little Jerry Springer action . Matthews says he likes (and in fact appears to genuinely revel in) talking with the "real" people.
The "real" people Matthews is reveling in are rabid partisans who are either pro-Hillary and/or anti-Obama (at this point, what's the difference???) Many of these folks will vote for John McCain because they support conservative triangulating party politics.
But hey, it's "exciting" tv. The pundits are talking fast and furious, lest they lose their audience. And who cares about the country anyway?
After all, the MSM has decided that Americans are into the excitement. In spite of the fact that 40% of the electorate now identifies as independent -- and seemingly NOT part of the partisan divide.
Hmmmm..... my money's on the independents and independent-minded voters in the country.