Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The talking heads speak!

Seems one of the more common 'explanations' for Obama's victory - cited not only by Fox News, but also by NBC in the person of Tom Brokaw - is that America is a "center right" nation.

I'm pretty sure this isn't the correct conclusion to draw. Recall, just a few days ago, these same folks were suggesting - correctly - that Sen. Obama was one of the most liberal sitting senators, and one of the most liberal Presidential candidates ever. So... we voted for that very liberal candidate because we're a 'center right' nation?

For those of you who accepted my challenge to write your own post-election-day analysis, today is the day to start seeing how well you did.

The best substantive analysis of McCain's loss that I've seen so far is this:
ANALYSIS-Why John McCain lost the White House
Jeff Mason
Reuters North American News Service
Nov 05, 2008
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Republican John McCain lost Tuesday's presidential election because he could not overcome a hostile economic environment, distance himself from an unpopular president or convince voters he could lead them out of the crisis.
The article addresses each of these themes in detail.
[Note: Jeff Mason's lead paragraph could easily have been written two weeks ago!]

I've yet to see a similarly substantive analysis focusing on "Why Obama Won"... (you know, other than the U.S. is a 'center right' nation!)

Will Fox News continue to slander Prez-elect Obama as a 'Muslim-Commie-Socialist-terrorist with an evil (Christian) preacher'?

Only The Shadow knows!

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