Pundits, Front and Center

In advance of tonight’s election results you have to love some of the analysis and commentary from the pundit elite.

Congressman Weiner from N.Y. when asked about the Health Care legislation in the Senate responded “there is a lot I don’t know about how that Politburo of a Senate operates”. Nice, Politburo! Forget about bi-partisan we’re not even going to get bi-legislative.

Norah O’Donnell of NBC when asked about the quality of the Coakley campaign opined thus, “there have been some minor criticisms of the campaign associated with Martha Coakley, such as her being unable to connect with the voters”. Just saying, not being able to connect with voters would be considered by most as more than a minor criticism.

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson was asked whether the negative reaction in Massachusetts had anything to do with policy, Mr. Robinson struggled. He associated the poll numbers for Scott Brown with two key factors. One, enthusiasm within the GOP and, more importantly that the “activist left has not been brought in sufficiently”.

So, lets review, analysis of the Massachusetts race. Not about policy, or deficits, or spending or health care. It’s about minor issues and enthusiasm. Just saying!

  • JD

    lol. It is the sad truth when dealing with the masses. For example, there doesn’t have to be a fire in the building but if you yell “fire” loud enough you are sure to get a stampede of people.

    Not suprisingly there are many people who show up to vote who are not there because they know the issues or the candidates but because they are modivated by party or swayed by the supposed favorability of the candidate.

    What is funny is it has become such a way of life that your candidates are graded on this standard and both parties have completely accepted it as common practice.

  • Babs

    “Not suprisingly there are many people who show up to vote who are not there because they know the issues or the candidates but because they are modivated by party or swayed by the supposed favorability of the candidate.”

    You’re referring to the 2008 presidential election, right? =)

  • JD

    I refer to all elections. I stand by my vote but I am not short sighted enough to believe people showed up to vote for Obama because of his color or just because he was a democrat.

    Both parties are plagued with this and it is sad that they are graded on their ability to get these sheeple.

  • Landreaux

    Sheeple?

    Great word! I may be compelled to steal it from time to time. Says a lot with a little.

  • Bill Hedges

    I thunk Jd hit the word with the jackhammer on this.

    Sheeple was magnificent word for 2009 Presidential election. We have herd mentality in other elections, but obama conjured up the mystical Messiah and ‘the one.’ A near deity image. Hard to do when hiding true intentions.

    He was compared to Camelot. Glory days in myth and JFK days.

    Camelot’s blooms are short lived.

    Sheeple humans wake up from hypnotic states.