This is Hysterical
Posted by John CassidyIn my neck of artisanal, hormone-free Brooklyn, the latest CBS News/New York Times poll, which shows Mitt Scissorhands leading “The First Gay President” by three points, landed with a nasty thud. “I can’t believe he might lose,” my wife said when she spotted the offending numbers on the Web. “People are really willing to vote for Mitt Romney? They hate Obama so much they’d vote for Romney?”Evidently so—not that you’d know it from a casual read of the print edition of today’s Times. The editors buried the lead in the fifteenth paragraph of a down-page storyon A17.
To add insult to injury, the poll suggested the public is skeptical of Obama’s conversion to the cause of legalizing gay marriage. (This was the finding that the Times devoted most of its page A17 story to.) Sixty-seven per cent of respondents said they thought the President changed tack mostly for political reasons, and just sixteen per cent said his announcement would make them more likely to vote for him.
Put it all together like that and it’s enough to spoil the breakfast of anybody, myself included, who fears what another four years of Republican rule would do to this country.
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