Can someone please explain the US political commentary to me? Why is it true that if one of the Democratic candidates cannot "win" in a particular state over the other Democratic candidate, that it is immediately concluded that the particular candidate will not be able to "win" over John McCain in November? Would none of those 1.2 million-plus voters who cast for Hillary Clinton yesterday (or million-plus who voted for Barack Obama) vote for the other candidate rather than staying home or voting Republican on election day?
The political rhetoric during this primary season borders on the inane, and flipping among the various so-called cable news stations and applying half a minute's worth of logic to the noise tends to reveal the source of much of the inanity. The newsmedia need a horse race to draw viewers. To quote William Randolph Hearst from a century ago, "you supply the pictures, I'll supply the war."
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