Skip to comments.Canaries in the coal mines? Warning signs the Obama campaign shouldn’t ignore
Posted on 10/09/2012 4:11:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Maybe its because I was told thered be no math when I got into politics, but there comes a point in every campaign when I run screaming from the torrent of poll numbers and go looking for signs and portents, moments that (rightly or wrongly) seem to me to be of potential significance.
In the last few days, several such portents have emerged, and if youre rooting for the Obama campaign, they will have you reaching for the Maalox.
Consider, for example, the anguished acknowledgment of Buzz Bissinger (author of Friday Night Lights) that after a childhood on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where the Republican voting machine levers have rusted from disuse, and after a lifetime of casting Democratic ballots, he is voting for Mitt Romney.
What makes Bissingers piece so damaging is that he is not retreating from his Democratic roots, nor even embracing Romneys policies. Rather, he has concluded that Obama is burnt-out. ... He is no longer the chosen one.
Whats significant about these items is that they are not stemming from the presidents ideological or political foes. And they are coming just at the moment when the presidents re-election prospects have been seriously damaged by his own inexplicable debate performance.
Its just that these unrelated events of the past week call to mind the wisdom of basketball legend Bill Russell, who during his days as a TV analyst would often proclaim: When things go bad ... they go bad.
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Thanks Oldeconomybuyer. Big Bird with his head buried up Zero’s ass?
This is actually good news for me — I am, for reasons that those of you who know me, constitutionally unable to engage LIEberals in conversation about politics.
So, since LIEberals are now abandoning Obongo Bozo for Romney — and, hopefully, moving, ever so slightly (It is a start, folks! It is a start!) to the Right — I may not need to engage them between now and the election.
Their own ilk will do my job for me?
I sure hope so!
If only Pauline Kael were still alive to see this. (She died in 2001.)