In my estimation there has been a shift in this election in recent days. McCain didn’t win the debate (you could take a stretch and call it even). The economy continues to show enormous signs of distress. Palin is being exposed as a skyrocket, blast and fizzle. The polls have started to show a noticeable shift towards Obama as could be expected under the circumstances.
But . . . . . the media needs their story. They need to stir interest. They need to keep it close. So what have they done, they’ve injected “race” back into the equation. Many of us thought the racial issue was dead after the primaries. We recognize that it will always hold some element of sway but it seems to have been addressed and minimized during the long nomination process. Yet, in the past few days there have been more stories in the mainstream media making race an issue than I’ve seen in months. I think it’s the media that is creating this story rather than any significant predispositions among the electorate or any surfacing of new information.
I Pit the media for creating a story that serves their own interests rather than just reporting the news.