Enough nonsense and exit poll numbers. Let's talk about who makes a candidate electable or unelectable at will.
The media in our nation is controlled by a few corporations, whose interests are best kept by the Republican party. Most opinion columnists are conservative, and most journalists are rich; many of them millionaire. And I'm not talking about the John F. Kennedy type of rich who care about the poor. I am talking about the John Solomons and Maureen Dowd (no, she is not a progressive despite what you may have heard) of the world, who care more about haircuts than health care.
On TV, the only major progressive we have is Keith Olbermann, and he's a moron.
The media has pretendended to be fond of Obama in order to knock Hillary Clinton out of the race. This is confirmed by the fact that in the last few days, now that it's clear that Clinton cannot win the nomination, the media has finally begun to slam Barack every once in a while. Don't get me wrong, their hatred towards Hillary is alive and kicking, but you get my point.
for instance, Bob Novak had his first anti-Obama hit piece 3 or 4 days ago. Same goes for Dick Morris, who spent months trashing Hillary. He is now focusing on Obama. Peggy Noonan, Maureen Dowd, Novak, David Brooks, George Will, will not longer have Hillary to push around, so they will go on the attack against the Democratic nominee, of course.
Today we saw a preview of the flurry of anti-Obama ads that will surface now until November (NC-GOP).
Now Hillary: Even if she pulls a miracle and wins the nomination, the same media cited above will have an even easier time destroying Hillary's chances, this time with extra help from the Huffington Post, Daily Kos and other "progressive blogs" that are sure to blame her for any non-victory in Obama's life, and who wont mind helping elect McCain as an alternative
Forget about exit poll numbers and April pre-election matchup polls. I am too young to have followed the 1988 elections, but I heard that Dukakis led Bush Sr. for a few months in the polls until the media mocked him for getting in some war tank and other trivialities.
Kerry's chances looked good in early 2004 as well, but it's not about electability in April, but about who WILL BE electable come November. And the answer is neither.