Chris Christie's answers every question in some variation of the following:
"Let me tell you something. I'm from New Jersey. And in New Jersey, we give straight talk. We don't beat around the bush like politicians. I'm a regular guy from New Jersey. I'm not going to give you some soundbite answer. I'm going to tell it like it is. Next question."
I'm with ACC on this one. I don't see him getting the nomination.
But, still don't like Christie for the nod. I think the press wants him, will endorse him in the primaries, and "McCain" him in the general.
Are you blaming the press for McCain's loss and not his horrendous pick for VP?
Yes, at least in part. There were many arrows in that quiver, in particular being a terrible selection by the Republicans to begin with. And, the pick wasn't the most horrendous pick. I mean, Joe Biden? Besides, Palin was responsible for the only uptick in the polls for McCain:
"In the general election against Democratic nominee Barack Obama, McCain trailed most of the time, only gaining a lead in national polls for a period after the Palin announcement and the 2008 Republican National Convention. "
I hope you are not going to deny the press turned on McCain in the general? Perhaps Palin was the fuel, but the press was just itching for a reason. But, consider this:
"In July 2008, the McCain campaign shifted to a much more restrictive attitude toward the press, virtually ending the former time for open-ended questions. McCain's press conferences became infrequent and, as one reporter stated, "He no longer ventures to the press section of his campaign plane to talk to reporters."
Something drove this, and it is fairly obvious they new the press had turned on him in favor of Obama.
Awwww, look at all the wingnuts playing their collective victim cards.
It's just not fair to print anything bad about them because it's just sooo dang unfair and everything.
So apparently, according to this post, every single voter in the country is uninformed...the wingnuts for voting for their failed candidate and the dems for voting for someone other than the wingnuts failed candidate.
And only the handful of neo-con nitwits on this board are smaht enough to know the 'truth'.
You people are freakin hilarious!!!
Mark Halperin is a "wingnut" , too, I guess..
Media bias was more intense in the 2008 election than in any other national campaign in recent history, Time magazine's Mark Halperin said Friday at the Politico/USC conference on the 2008 election.
"It's the most disgusting failure of people in our business since the Iraq war," Halperin said at a panel of media analysts. "It was extreme bias, extreme pro-Obama coverage."
Halperin, who maintains Time's political site "The Page," cited two New York Times articles as examples of the divergent coverage of the two candidates.
"The example that I use, at the end of the campaign, was the two profiles that The New York Times ran of the potential first ladies," Halperin said. "The story about Cindy McCain was vicious. It looked for every negative thing they could find about her and it case her in an extraordinarily negative light. It didn't talk about her work, for instance, as a mother for her children, and they cherry-picked every negative thing that's ever been written about her."
The story about Michelle Obama, by contrast, was "like a front-page endorsement of what a great person Michelle Obama is," according to Halperin.
And how did the wingnut media like Faux News, Weekly Standard, NRO, and WSJ report the election?
I'm sure they were 'fair and balanced'.... heh, heh, heh.
Sorry that the wingnuts don't control every media outlet in the country but sometimes life ain't fair spanky but that doesn't mean that it makes for a valid excuse.
Funny how ya'll keep screaming about the poor and how they need to just grab their bootstraps and work harder to overcome the myriad of institutional biases and hurdles in their way but you wingnuts start folding like a cheap card table when someone just writes an unflattering story about a neo-con candidate.
Life is just soooo unfair to the neo-cons .... oh the humanity.
And by-the-by, did ya notice this tidbit in his screed?
"It's the most disgusting failure of people in our business since the Iraq war"
Geez, I wonder who benefitted from that media bias ...
Here's a hint, it wasn't the 4000 dead and 30,000 wounded soldiers ... I can tell you that much.
Actually, Fox News was considered the most balanced, as reported by the Pew Research center, a research house:
Positive Obama Stories 25%
Positive McCain Stories 22%
Negative Obama Stories 40%
Negative McCain Stories 40%
Positive Obama Stories 73%
Positive McCain Stories 10%
Negative Obama Stories 14%
Negative McCain Stories 43%
TOTAL COVERAGE (all media added together - 2,412 stories from 48 outlets)
Positive Obama Stories 36%
Positive McCain Stories 14%
Negative Obama Stories 29%
Negative McCain Stories 57%
Man! I'm just slaying this progressive myth with the facts. do oyu think any ofthem will actually admit it, or will they stay locked into the fairy tale they created, ignoring the truth?
2008: If you're gonna make a fool of yourself then you can expect the media to cover it.