Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Good, The Bad, The Primaries

It's good to see that voters - not the collection of talking pundit bobble heads - still have the most authority when it comes to the presidential primaries. Many in the media (online and off) dismissed Hillary Clinton's campaign after one primary, in Iowa, and found their dismissals were too early and quite wrong as Clinton took the New Hampshire primary.

The GOP talkers too found that voters were not focused on the talkers' take: the race is not about Romney, Guliani or Huckabee, but about McCain ... at least in New Hampshire. And Tennessee's Fred Thompson, who arrived late with much self-anointment as the Chosen, Lone Conservative, does not seem to have much of a plan for getting votes at all.

Also good news is that how a person votes matters more than the opinions of the bobble heads.

At least in early primaries. Once the massive Super Tuesday primaries, with too many states holding elections on the same day, the individual voters become so much background noise. And if you have questions about the entire primary system, here's a basic guide.

The bad news is that much of the media (online and off) will be so invested in the "who's next?" game, they will continue to ignore what the current president and congress is doing for the next 11 months.

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