John Edwards = B. Obama

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    Compelling article regarding how John Edwards rise to the ranks of the presidential candidate elite is strong testimony to the media's willingness to ignore a near total lack of substantive accomplishment in favor of a glossed over political persona.

    And the direct link this article by Marie Cocco is making to Obama is less than subtle...


    RealClearPolitics - What Did the Media See in Edwards?
     
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    Ah, the never-ending enigma of American presidential politics. You can pick a guy with no ideas... or you can pick a guy with bad ideas.


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    And which of those two categories do you place Mr. Obama?
     
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    A bit of both? I must say I forgot to mention that part: The hardest aspect of the game is having to figure out which is which.

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    Fair enough...
     
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    That's if Obama is the same as Edwards because... uh..well, uhm...

    Well they're both Democrats...

    Anything to throw some mud.
     
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    I suggest you actually read the linked article.

    The primary indictment is against the media, not Obama nor Edwards, though the similarities of each are made clear.
     
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    I'm not going to read the article; but I disagree that Edwards was really in the elite. He only became known because Kerry picked him as a runny mate. And despite the name recognition that provided, I don't think he generally polled much above 10%, did he?
     
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    Actually in 2007 Edwards was polling as the front-runner heading into the primary season.

    His inability to fundraise as effectively limited his viability over the long haul though - but as this poll clearly indicates, his positive treatment by the media allowed him to ascend to the ranks of the presidential candidate elite.

    And you really should read the article.

    http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2007/images/12/11/tue6ampoll.pdf
     
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    Starting mostly with the latter Clinton period it seems to me that the media is Deserately Seeking Susan. The need to "feed the beast" back home has become a growing challenge in the face of their industry's economic decay and loss of public mindshare.

    They have now slipped into almost pure entertainment mode, their gravitas is more obviously political, they trot out their biases like drag queens, and largely speak to eachother.

    At the heart of it though, IMHO, is what we are witnessing something like field cows herding together in the face of lightning.
     

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