On nutjob talk radio, it's all Obama all the time
by the mollusk, Thu Aug 07, 2008 at 12:49:54 PM EDT
I had to travel for work today and so found myself in the car for several hours. On the way to the work site this morning, I tuned into Rush (yes, that Rush) for a few minutes. Not long, but long enough to hear him indirectly call teachers, nurses, and social workers "losers and nobodys". I wonder if he interacted with any nurses while in drug rehab? I also heard about 7-year-old girl Obama trashed America to. And then I heard about Michelle Obama. And then more Obama, and then more Obama, and then more Obama.
On the way back from work I tuned into Sean Hannity for a few minutes (yes, that Sean Hannity). Just long enough to hear about a twelve year-old girl Obama trashed America to (maybe these were two separate incidents?). And then I heard about Michelle Obama, and then more about Obama, and then more about Obama.
Interestingly, I heard almost nothing about McCain.
Now, I'm no Karl Rove or Dick Morris. But it seems that talking about Obama almost to the exclusion of anything else is not a good electoral strategy. And let's face it, Sean and Rush are primarily there to get Republicans elected. It sounds a lot like defense to me. Sure, there's the whole "define your opponent" thing. But, as we all learned in 2004, the "voting for" block has some significant advantages over the "voting against" block.
I find this re-assuring in a way. Any thoughts?