Monday, January 19, 2004

'POLIS' 1, PUNDITOCRACY 0
Two weeks ago, Gov. Howard Dean was annointed by the punditocracy to be the Democratic presidential nominee with only Gen. Wesley Clark having a chance to stop him. Before a single vote was cast by an Iowan, let alone anyone else, Sen. John Kerry was floundering and Sen. John Edwards was irrelevant. Or so deemed the "experts." Thus it was so.

Regardless of what I think of the individual candidates, there's something mildly refreshing to know that voters still actually matter. To know that citizens still have a part in the process no matter who's on the cover of Newsweek how many times.

Basically, the yapping head class make it their job to discuss everything but the issues. And surveys are too often a crutch the media uses instead of reporting on real news. So anything that screws up the polls and the pundits is fine with me.

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