Press Doesn't Report Major Poll Result, Passes Note To Barack in Study HallWhy am I not surprised that nothing is to be found in the major press today about the latest national Rasmussen poll-the one that shows John McCain with a one point national lead, thereby making the presidential race at present a dead heat? Further, that the race in some States is so tight that Rasmussen and other agencies keep switching States from "leaning" one way or the other to toss-up status.
Not even Fox News seems to be discussing these latest numbers, which really smack of 1988, when Michael Dukakis enjoyed a rather handsome summer lead that first showed signs of ebbing away in early August. All we are hearing instead is Obama this, Obama that, and McCain doesn't match his strategy. Republicans can, I suppose, take some solace in the reality that 49% of Americans think the news media is actively aiding Barack Obama's campaign.
After all, Chris Matthews feels something running up his leg when he hears Obama speak. The press is in love with him as if it is collectively involved in some kind of junior high school crush. They are busy passing love notes to Barry O in study hall.
Meanwhile, while the press is busy with its love affair, Obama is slowly beginning to fade into the regions of Dukakis-land.