I had an ephipany this morning after watching the Sunday morning talk shows: The MSM and the giant talking heads have somehow figured out some actual reality: Barack Obama will be the next President. On Russert, Georgie-boy, Fox, etc. Barack is the focus of all the discussions. How Barack must do this or that. What HRC or McCain can do, should do, will do to beat him. Obama, Obama, Obama. The media are being bombarded with facts supporting the 'Obama will win' narrative even as they attempt to keep the increasingly tired and silly 'this is a real race' meme propped up like a puppet. They, the media, are not ready to admit this, however. In a Bushworld type way, the MSM wants to keep ignoring those liitle pests called "FACTS." But reality is crashing in on them.
All the hand-wringing and conventional wisdom of the pundit-o-cracy is finally, inexorably being overtaken by the change-train represented by the Obama campaign. The more George Will fatuously opines on "he can't win the white vote" or David Broder ponderously claims that Barack must cave into HRC's under-doggy demand for an un-moderated debate, the more the scales are falling from my eyes. And ears, and brain.
Barack Obama is going to win the nomination and the White House. We already know that. The MSM and the press are just figuring it out. They don't want to face this because it demonstrates that rather than leading public opinion, they are almost hopelessly behind when it comes to this election. The old rules, their rules, are becoming inoperative. Their search for momentum is in vain. Why? They used to create momentum and then drive it in the coverage. In this cycle though, the press are now always behind the news; too slow and too burdened by their obsolete paradigm.
SO: no more panicking at 6:30 AM, PDT before the Ras poll comes out. No more living by the Gallup daily. The poll trends are clear. BO is up and HRC is down. McCain can't win. Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States. I have not drunk the Kool-aid. I have just decided to live in a reality-based world. This is the reality.