Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sez who?

The Washington Post asserts that Obama vs. McCain is about Iraq, not the economy. It just can't be about the economy, or it's a Democratic walk-over. The press needs a contest, but they like to narrow the contest to a simple one-on-one, so the election can't be about more than one thing.

Of course, adults know that elections are about many things. They aren't thematically simple. If you've ever been to democratic debate - a New England Town Meeting or any other legislature - you know that coalition majorities get cobbled together out of disparate and sometimes contradictory factions.

The modern American media is just not prepared to deliver any themes that are not simple enough for a kindergartener to understand. So they give us bullshit like this.

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