2008 Know Your Enemy
posted by November 16 at 10:57 AMon
A pet peeve I’ve got with the media—high brow, mainstream, and alt media—is its obsession with and ability to get inside the Democratic party and analyze and parse every utterance and cough.
There’s an obligatory attempt to do this with the Republicans, but it doesn’t strike me as earnest or consistent. Or successful.
That’s why I always appreciate it when Postman files interesting reports like this one about the GOP.
Notice, though, that Postman begins his account saying: “I learned this: Many Republicans remain undecided about the race for their party’s presidential nominee…”
Could you imagine if he was just learning that about the Democrats less than two months out from Iowa? Not a chance.
My point: The GOP remains a bit of an alien species to the press, and so, just getting the basic sense of GOP voters seems a mini-revelation to be posted on the The Seattle Times main political blog.