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Friday, November 21, 2008

How Obama Got Elected

Kid Various isn't really upset by this. The point of it is to demonstrate that Obama voters are uninformed. Which is undoubtedly true. But all voters are uninformed. The actual percentage of the electorate that knows any in depth information about candidates in any election is vanishingly small. What we know is how a candidate makes us feel. We don't vote based on a rational calculation. We vote based on emotion.

But what does upset Kid Various about this video, and its attendant Zogby poll, is it demonstrates how much the media was in the tank for Obama. The MSM made it easy to get a negative impression of McCain/Palin (especially Palin) and very, very difficult to get negative impression of Obama. Thus, the frames for making that emotive choice were rigged from the very beginning.

Not surprising as it happens to Republicans in every election. But this was one was exceptionally bad.



That "Obama! Obama!" chant is fascistically creepy though...

2 Comments:

At Friday, November 21, 2008 at 6:16:00 PM EST, Blogger Erica said...

I feel as though, by osmosis, I became a more stupid person by watching that. Thanks for making my blood pressure spike about 100 points.

 
At Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 5:09:00 AM EST, Anonymous Jim - PRS said...

Interesting that none of them knew which candidate claimed to have campaigned in "57 states." Had the candidate been Sarah Palin, they damned sure would have known about it.

Thank you, MSM.

 

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