Demoralized as Hell: Why Mitt Romney Won tonight

Right now a lot of pundits are giving a lot of reasons why Mitt Romney won tonight. President Obama didn't attack enough Jim Lehrer didn't control the debate Romney dodged his base etc etc etc These are all important points, but people are forgetting something. In every poll even the ones so skewed that it … Continue reading Demoralized as Hell: Why Mitt Romney Won tonight

Pre-Debate thought 2: Ann Althouse: Maid Marion in Madison

At first I wouldn't believe, because I was a Norman I wouldn't let myself believe... Olivia DeHavilland The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 JOURNALIST: Public opinion-made to order. DIZ*: Yeah, Taylor-made. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1938 This morning I briefly linked to Ann Althouse's piece as an update to my bit on polling and … Continue reading Pre-Debate thought 2: Ann Althouse: Maid Marion in Madison

Pre-Debate thought #1 The debates we ignore

As we get ready for tonight debate here is my examiner piece contrasting the two debates in Massachusetts I covered this week, Brown v Warren & Tsongas V Golnik: On Sunday afternoon incumbent Niki Tsongas running to retain her seat in the newly redrawn 3rd Massachusetts district faced Jon Golnik in the first debate of … Continue reading Pre-Debate thought #1 The debates we ignore

Realville: It’s not a poll, it’s a narrative

Yesterday I saw a poll out of New Hampshire, that was so unbelievable no incredible in its results that I thought it impossible that a TV station or a college would report it. With one month remaining before the November 6 election, Barack Obama has opened up a statistically significant lead over Mitt Romney in … Continue reading Realville: It’s not a poll, it’s a narrative

Realville: Nothing for (YOU PEASANTS) to see here

It not important for them to know, it's important for me to know Patton 1970 The chips are down. I want you to keep everything that Smith says out of all our newspapers and all the others you can line up in the state. As for those broken-down opposition papers who don't want to play … Continue reading Realville: Nothing for (YOU PEASANTS) to see here