Is McCain’s VP choice bad? Sure. But we don’t need her to go to the penalty box in order to win the game. McCain threw the elbow, now the American public is going to referee the follow-up. Now that their attention is drawn to that corner of the rink, they’ll be watching to see what happens next. Frankly, most Americans don’t give a rat’s ass about Troopergate, or any of the other scandals surrounding McCain’s VP pick. Should they? Probably. But the fact is they don’t.
Now, do we spend our energy trying to make them care? When most of them are trying to pay mortgages, pay for college, or just simply eat a decent meal?
Or do we put our focus on the puck?
Let’s make sure that what happens next keeps our focus where it should be.
– AndrewMC, All Democrats Would Do Well to Read This (Or, “How 538 Nails It”)
h/t pale via IM
(Note to our Canadian readers: will begin our no-doubt obsessive Canadian election coverage later tomorrow. Be afraid.)