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Are you tired of the corporate owned media (which is about as far from "liberal" as it's possible to get and still be on the same continent) - even CNN - deciding that there are only two Dems in the race - Clinton and Obama - ignoring the other candidates, and particularly the guy (Edwards) who's still running a close third after a whole 2 (yes, two) percent of the population has made their primary decision?

(And this after CNN's own poll a few weeks back that showed Edwards beating all of the Rep candidates in head to head matchups by far wider margins that either Clinton or Obama! They paid so much attention to that, that in their newest poll released over the weekend, they only included Clinton and Obama on the Dem side.)

On one evening news show I saw last night, they talked about Clinton, Obama, McCain, Huckabee, Romney, Thompson, and 9u/11iani campaigning in S. Carolina. There was even a mention of Ron Paul - but not a single mention of Edwards.

FYI, the current delegate count after Iowa and New Hampshire looks like this:
Obama - 25
Clinton - 24

Edwards - 19

Kucinich - 0

Romney - 21

Huckabee - 14
McCain - 12
Thompson - 8
Paul - 4
Hunter - 1
Giullani - 1

So it seems the only way for Edwards to get the attention of corporate media despite being a front-running candidate is to either (as someone said on DailyKos): 1. drive around in a convertible with Britney's kids in his lap and a missing white girl in his trunk, or 2. raise a ton of money in one day.

Yeah. The money's easier, and way less hassle. So:

I'm already hearing from some Obama and Clinton supporters that they will probably throw in a couple-five bucks to help, just as a way of sticking it to the corporate media for being such complete assholes all the way 'round.

Gods know, their candidates have been on the receiving side of a lot of trash talking from the media - especially Clinton at the hands of that arrogant prick Chris Mathews. Oh, and btw, the media will only tell you about how lovely Michelle Obama is - they always forget to mention that she's a Harvard-educated lawyer in her own right. (Can't possibly think where I get the impression that strong, intelligent women scare the everlovin' shit out of 'em...)

Date: 2008-01-14 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
On Michelle Obama, she might be deliberately down-playing that herself. When Hillary was presented as a co-candidate in Bill's first race, she had to hand out her chocolate chip cookie recipe at events to calm the public back down (I still have that on the original index card for the media somewhere).

Date: 2008-01-14 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There is that...

How many more centuries will it be before we're considered to be good for more than our cookie recipes, I wonder.

(Though I make some damn fine cookies if I do say so myself... it's just not the end-all, be-all of my existence.)


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