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OP/ED: Three States Moved to Nominate Next President, and No One Cared

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posted on Feb, 24 2004 @ 09:38 PM
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With three-quarters of the delegates required for the Democratic nomination yet to be awarded, Hawaii and Idaho held caucuses today and Utah held a primary. Did anyone notice? Hardly.
 

www.CNN.com

CNN.com ran one article on today's race's all day long, with the spin being that the race was "eclipsed by President Bush's proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution so that same-sex marriages would be effectively banned."

The polls in Utah closed minutes ago and MSNBC is talking about Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion" like it was breaking news.

We remain a week away from Super Tuesday, yet the race has officially been handed to Sen. John Kerry by seemingly every pundit and every news outlet. Prior to today's races which are almost assuredly going to Kerry, Kerry led Edwards on the delegate scorecard with 698 to 203. A total of 61 delegates will be awarded by day's end.

It's not over people. Why does everyone seem to want it over though? Kerry and Bush I understand. But the American people?

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posted on Feb, 27 2004 @ 01:54 AM
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No, it's not over. However, the media has decided what we are going to focus on, and consequently so have the people. With Dean out, Nader in, Bush and Kerry fighting off scandal, BS and innuendo at every turn, the media sits waiting for the cards to play out. As with the weeks immediately around the invasion of Iraq, when you couldn't turn on a TV without watching some rooftop camera focused on an intersection or replays of explosion after explosion, people got bored. Simple as that. If the media continues to closely follow the presidential hopefuls, we will stop watching. Until, that is, one of them makes a fool of himself, or it is revealed that he was caught smoking banana peels with Tipper Gore on the Whitehouse roof or something equally absurd.
Maybe there is a surprise "Ladies and Gentlemen, we got Osama" announcement coming, at which time we will be force fed the "all Osama channel", but until then, Americans, with their 15 minute attention span, will feed on the neatly selected news items they are being served.

My opinion

Peace,
BG



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