Thursday, April 24, 2008

10 point victories are pretty damn good

I love Howard Kurtz. If you're a Hillary supporter, as I am, then the excitement of yesterday's news of her victory in Pennsylvania was somewhat tempered by the media coverage of that news. Here's H. Kurtz, directly responding to that wtf feeling:

Barack Obama stumbled, bumbled, faltered and faded, but he still has a lock on the nomination.

That, in a nutshell, is the media consensus after Pennsylvania. Now I've saved you all kinds of time because you don't have to read anything else.

Journalists often accuse the Hillary camp of moving the goalposts--let's only focus on big states, blue states, the popular vote, whatever--but the media did a bit of that on Tuesday. After telling us for days on end that Hillary Clinton had to win by six to eight points for her victory to be significant, they largely dismissed her 10-point margin, saying it doesn't change anything. The math is the math, she can't possibly catch up, yadda yadda yadda. Hillary woke up yesterday morning to that NYT un-endorsement, castigating her for taking the low road and beseeching her to get the hell out of the race.

You can read the rest of the article here.

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