“I don’t know. I’m not blaming everything on the exit polls, but the exit polls were terrible.”–John Zogby, on exit polls declaring John Kerry the winner of Ohio in the 2004 presidential election. Kerry “narrowly” lost Ohio–by a hundred thousand votes.
Anyone giving serious credence to the mainstream media’s assessment of the presidential race should have their head examined. For the MSM, the vote on Nov. 4th is a “technicality.” As far as they’re concerned, Barack Obama is the president-elect and we may as well resign ourselves to the inevitable.
Such is the oxymoron often referred to as “Beltway Wisdom.” It is the chattering class’s attempt to persuade the electorate that voting for John McCain or any other Republican is a fool’s errand. It is a testament to their arrogance that they believe Americans have either forgotten the MSM’s dismal track record of prior election predictions, or that enough of us could be persuaded to not vote based on their current ones.
Perhaps Barack Obama will win. But maybe he won’t. Maybe there are a lot of Americans like me, more than determined to repudiate the most socialistic Democratic Party ever assembled–along with a mainstream media which has completely abandoned any sense of integrity or fairness.
Call it the “two-fer vote.”
Make no mistake: this is one American who doesn’t give a damn what the polls say. The same media which has made a mockery of accuracy regarding virtually every aspect of this election wouldn’t hesitate to “massage” the polling data in favor of the Anointed One. The same media which blew the calls in the last two presidential elections still haven’t learned their lesson. And though I’m not a fan of schadenfreude, aka finding delight in someone’s else’s misery, the thought of a media stunned into even one day of blessed silence as a result of a McCain victory is impossible to suppress.
You could even say such a thought sends a “thrill going up my leg.”
The bet here is a lot of Americans yearn for the same tingle, the one which lets a lot of intellectual elitists know their contempt for every Joe Plumber American isn’t depressing, but inspirational. We will not give this country to a motley collection retro-socialist, re-distributionist hacks without a fight.
Game on, my fellow “plumbers.” Game on.
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