Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The race for the US presidency - a game

Virginia Algar (R-FL)
only picture I could find

I was gonna post about something involving Whack-a-Mole, but forgot. Now Ted Compton has reminded me with a Whack-a-Mole post.

OK, here it is. The media is playing a game of Whack-a-Mole. Whenever a candidate sticks his/her head out vis-a-vis a position climb in the polls; the media whacks them.

That's something bloggers have over the media. Bloggers whack all candidates (not exactly all, but all the viable ones) fairly frequently. They also support many less than "star" candidates if they like their positions on issues.

But not the media. Basically the media is whacking the following Democrats.

Hillary R. Clinton (D-NY), Barack H. Obama (D-IL), John R. Edwards (D-NC), Christopher J. "Chris" Dodd (D-CT).

Ah, but here comes Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) in recent polls and whack. Meanwhile Maurice "Mike" Gravel (D-AK), William B. "Bill" Richardson (D-NM), Joseph R. "Joe" Biden, Jr. (D-DE) are hardly worth the effort.

But have you heard of George H. Ballard, III (D-PA), Christina Gerasimos Billings-Elias (D-CA) Robert Edwin "Bob" Boyer (D-IL) Ryan Joseph Brady (D-MT)? Of course you haven't. They haven't shown their heads and are thus not whack worthy.

But let them do well in a poll with one of the first two groups and they'll get whacked within hours.

The media is whacking the following Republicans.

Rudolph W. Rudy Giuliani (R-NY), Mike Huckabee (R-AR), W. Mitt Romney (R-MA).

Duncan L. Hunter (R-CA), Alan L. Keyes (R-MD), John S. McCain, III (R-AZ) rarely get whacked anymore.

Ronald E. "Ron" Paul (R-TX), Thomas G. "Tom" Tancredo (R-CO) even less so than the Hunter group.

And Fred D. Thompson (R-TN) has fallen off the map.

Have you heard of Virginia Algar (R-FL), Michael Jesus Archangel (R-MI), Michael Andrew Arterburn (D-GA), George Brent Bailey, Jr. (R-NM), Daniel James "Barndog" Barnett (R-CO). Nope. Not worth whacking.

However I would have to consider voting Republican just to get a president named "Barndog". Perhaps I should dig up some shit and whack "Barndog" just for kicks and giggles.

Again, let any of these lowlifes move up in the polls and its whack for sure.

The lists are a lot longer than this and there's an Independents list I've not considered which includes Michael R. "Mike" Bloomberg (I-NY), Ralph Nader (I), Jesse Ventura (Ind-MN).

BTW, here's where to find Whack-a-Mole.


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