I’ll tell you what’s pissing me off. Why is the News Media, FReepers and the blogs all saying “Newt and Perry” didn’t make the ballot? The fact is, Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman, Gingrich, and Perry ALL didn’t make the ballot. And I’ll happily tell you why they are only referencing two...because if you focus on all five , then the STANDARD becomes the story instead of Perry and Newt and the quest to make them appear incompetant.
You hit this squarely on the head as well as a Saturday news dump on Christmas eve.Nothing to see here move along...
The failure of Bachmann, Huntsman and Santorum was reported earlier. Perry next, now Gingrich. They’re all getting space as the news is released.
As I understand it, the difference between Bachmann-Huntsman-Santorum and Gingrich-Perry is that the former didn’t even turn in signatures. Gingrich and Perry did, but came up short.
Sounds like Virginia’s bar is too high.
excellent point...that is the first thing I thought when I saw this
> Ill tell you whats pissing me off. Why is the News Media, FReepers and the blogs all saying Newt and Perry didnt make the ballot? The fact is, Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman, Gingrich, and Perry ALL didnt make the ballot.
Yes, but what’s noteworthy is that Gingrich and Perry had the numbers and the organization to get the signatures, and (apparently) incompetence in the campaign screwed up.
That’s why it’s a story. The MSM sucks, it’s true, but MSM suckage doesn’t make the mistakes of the Newt or Perry camps more palatable.
If you expect to go against the Zer0 Machine you sure as shootin better have your act together. Am I wrong?