The national media is doing a very good job of painting this years presidential contest as a virtual dead heat. A quick look at Real Politics average of the nationwide polls shows Obama with a mere 2.4 percent lead over Romney. Therefore anyone with half a brain can see that it is true. But if you think winning the popular vote means anything, just ask Al Gore.
It’s easy to understand why the media is focusing on these nationwide polls. A tight race is a lot more interesting than one that is not. And we all now that “interesting” equals higher ratings than “not interesting.” I believe that’s why this years coverage of the presidential election is so much more focused on national polls than the State by State polls. Can anyone tell me the last time we saw Chuck Todd or Wolf Blitzer or even Rachel Maddow put up a map of the electoral college as it stands? It’s no wonder when you consider the fact that when the match up between Obama and Romney is viewed from the perspective of the Electoral College, Obama is walking away with this race.
Real Politics web site’s Electoral College map shows that if the election were held today according to the State by State poll averages, Obama would win 332 to 206. Not exactly the virtual tie we’re all being led to believe it is, is it. Even when the so-called toss up States are subtracted from the count, Obama still leads 221 to 181. And when you look at the trajectory of the presidential race, Romney has a very, very long way to go if he wants to turn this thing around.
Now as an Obama supporter I don’t want to jinx anything. But I think it’s important to point out that today’s news media is far more concerned with keeping us tuned in than providing information about what is really going on. Not even MSNBC is clean on this one.
The bottom line here folks is that all of it, and I mean’ all, is nothing but a gigantic smoke screen to keep us distracted from the fact that the wealthy elite of this planet has the rest of us bent over like a 10 year old boy under the care of Jerry Sandusky. And the media is Joe Paterno.
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