Snarky derision is better spent on politicians & parties than the effete political analysts deriding bucolic caucus hype. Occasionally the precipitants are polite letters back at ‘em.
I can’t say that David Schuster has ever done anything to provoke my jaded senses, but he happened to come on sometime between the plane in Panama down and the killer tiger in San Francisco. It’s hard for me to imagine ever being a pretty boy capable enough to be on the tube professionally, but sometimes you just gotta stamp out the irritable letter even if you know it will do nothing and be quite meaningless to the recipient. I’m no friend of the Huckster or the Red and the Blue monopoly, but sometimes the vacuous claims of ‘journalists’ require response.
Dear Mr. Schuster,
I found your recent analysis of Mike Huckabee out ‘hunting’ on the campaign trail endemic of the overall coverage by MSNBC throughout the entire year.
Vapid and venal. The idea that voters are somehow influenced by what you term a ‘Elmer Fudd’ like hat a few days before they go and vote is trivial coverage at best. Whatever traction Mr. Huckabee has gained in the last month seems in large part due to his communication skills to the segment of voters who identify as evangelicals.
While polls may in fact reflect this, your speculation about this video that can barely be managed in a timely fashion by your own production team, can hardly be considered determinant to the average voter who is most likely engaged in post holiday activities.
As a member of a third party, it is always disheartening to see coverage that stoops to this level. As we fight to get on the ballot and to promote issues hitherto unapproachable by Democrats or Republicans, any coverage of our candidates or activities are ignored in favor of petty squabbles and barbs. The answers of ‘historic inevitability’ and newsworthy are hardly relevant or believable in this context.
Libertarian National Committee
Region 7 Alternate