CNN Lives Up To Its Acronym
Posted by Mike on December 26, 2007
The Drudge headline is currently touting an ARG poll which shows She Who Must Not Be Named leading Barack Obama by 15 points. As someone who still thinks the Democrat primary will be nothing but the witch’s coronation, I can say that we should not believe this for one second. Call the last few weeks of CNN reporting bad news for SWMNBN a cover in their attempt to appear objective. Call it shopping around. Call it whatever you want, but it is now obvious that the Cl-nt-n News Network is coming home.
CNN’s M.O. for years has been to trumpet misleading polls to create a false sense of inevitability for their favorite family. In 1996, the network routinely cited polls showing the 42nd President leading Bob Dole by 15 to 20 points. The impeached one won that race by 8. As they did then, CNN is now citing inflated poll numbers for their favorite candidate in order to create a self-fulfilling prophecy. They are predictably falling into line.
SWMNBN will probably win Iowa. She will most likely be coronated as the nominee. But she is not currently leading Iowa by 15 points. No way in Chappaqua.
UPDATE: The Real Clear Politics average, which for some reason includes this bogus survey, is probably a more accurate snapshot of where they are.