2008 Re: She Brought it On Herself
posted by January 21 at 14:54 PMon
And was she wearing a mini-skirt too?
You have to admit Annie, that the “inevitable” storyline was about polls that showed Hillary Clinton with 20 point leads. (Are you saying that when a women starts ascending to power like that a backlash is somehow justified?)
What, on the other hand, is the Obama in ascendance storyline based on? Obama lost NH when he was supposed to win. And he lost Nevada (and the casinos that he was supposed to win).
The media’s glee over Obama’s win in Iowa (they started floating the idea that Clinton should drop out!?!) vs. the media’s puzzlement about Clinton’s win in N.H. and their measured response to her follow-up big numbers win in Nevada is glaring.
Re: The puzzlement about NH. Yes, there was a reason to be perplexed and seek an explanation. After all, the polls had Clinton down and out. But similarly, wasn’t the big news about Obama in Iowa based on the fact that for most of the year-long run-up to Iowa, Clinton was seen as the frontrunner? Parallel questions. But very different answers.
The explanation in Iowa was Obama’s “historic” insurgency and his connection with voters. And the explanation in NH? Clinton played the emotion card and cunningly got the vote.
Here’s a way to think about the difference in the coverage. Imagine if Obama had won Nevada.
And when he does win SC, as he’s supposed to, the media applause will be thunderous.
As someone who likes Clinton, but believes Obama would be the better nominee for the Democratic party, I guess I should dig the pro-Obama bias.