Monday, September 22, 2008

Can Obama Steer Election Back to Substance?

Photo from source, New York Magazine

A good chunk of my posts on the blog have had to do with my frustration that the Presidential campaigns so far have gotten bogged down in bullshit. All of the dishonest attack ads from John McCain are one example. The rapturous response by the right toward Sarah Palin, is another, with their utter disregard for anything negative that is reported about her.

Much of the McCain side of the campaign is eerily reminiscent of the whole George W. Bush tenure, which hinged upon Karl Rove's ability to drive every story, once again heedless of actual reality. Many liberals, such as myself, sit here in befuddled amazement that clear-cut facts get Cuisinarted into something that doesn't even resemble what is going on.

The story below is a fascinating discussion by people in the reality-based community about the campaigns so far. And as Stephen Colbert said, reality has a well-known liberal bias.


Eli Attie and Ken Layne on Whether Obama Can Steer This Election Back to Substance

Every day until November 4, a series of writers and thinkers will discuss the election over instant messenger for Today, West Wing screenwriter and former Al Gore speechwriter Eli Attie and Wonkette's Ken Layne discuss the inscrutability of undecided voters, whether the debates will matter, and what Philip K. Dick has to do with it. . .

Read on at: New York Magazine

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