You really shouldn’t be. Sure the media has Obama pounding Mitt Romney in Ohio as well as Florida, but let’s be honest, this thing is far from over. Obama knows this and so does the media. Still, it’s hard not to be frustrated by the daily deluge of how wonderful the Obama campaign is and how feckless the Romney campaign has been. Pure spin.
Probably a good rule of thumb is this: Whatever the media is saying, the opposite is likely true.
Two very good pieces that bring a little bit of perspective on the polls and Ohio in general come to us from Byron York and R.S. McCain. Makes sense. The media knows nothing about making sense other than spinning polls and news to fit their world view.
Dealing with the mainstream media reminds me of several years ago when my wife and I lived in our first home. Renters moved in two houses down. They had a huge bloodhound that they kept shut up during the day but let run loose during the night. He tormented the neighborhood with his barking all night long, and what’s more, he used to come and crap in my front yard. Not just in the yard, but a big steaming pile used to greet me every morning on my way out to work.
Finally, I’d had enough. I made a ritual of everyday, shoveling the deposit up, walking two houses over and throwing it back in their yard. I did this consistently for months. Finally, they got the point and began to keep the dog in at night.
What’s the moral of the story? When dealing with the mainstream media, when they shit in your yard, shovel it up, and throw it back in their proverbial faces. It’s annoying, but it eventually works.