In a recent article on media analysis of previous presidential debates, Rich Noyes demonstrates a familiar refrain:
He definitely won tonight. I think, again, he showed over the course of this debate, over the course of the two debates, he is answering the number one question Americans have about him. Does he have the experience it takes to serve effectively as President? Over the course now of three hours of debates, he is answering that question minute by minute.Media types are reaching the end of the period where bogus polls can be used to shape opinion, as the credability of the pollsters are more on the line as we get nearer to the election. Yes, it is high time to move on to the next phase of "Creating the Outcome, 2012", and that, of course, is media analysis of the debates.
Barack Obama handled this all very, very well. He was cool under attack. He explained away every attack, responded well....George Stephanopolis is on record saying "There is no bias in the media", so we've got that straight from the horses mouth. Strange then how he conistently claims the Democrat the winner. Don't doubt me on this one. The story's are already written. The only thing needed is to change a word here, highlight a phrase there, but the opinion on the debate is in the can: Barack a big winner!
Clean sweep for Barack Obama. He has won every debate. He won tonight by staying cool under pressure. He won tonight by parrying the attacks of John McCain. The only thing that John McCain could have really done tonight to change the tenor of this campaign was to get under Obama’s skin, to force him into an error. That did not happen tonight. Another win for Barack Obama.That's nice Georgie, but you forget these are the 2012 debates. McCain was the last go round.
The Stephanopolis analysis is about as helpful as that Michigan State Math professor's lecture on calculus.
But we don't listen to the media.
We show up at the polls, and we VOTE OBAMA OUT.