Bill Schneider has been talking out of his ass quite a bit during this election and today he spewed some more dung. He pondered whether Obama had coattails long enough to sweep down ticket Democrats into office. His conclusion? Polls show 12% of voters want more Democrats in office, while their 'poll of polls' (which he can shove up his ass) shows Obama up nationally by only 8%. This ridiculous poll is designed to depress and skew Obama's numbers to support their biases. Most polls have Obama up by double digits.
By Schneider’s analysis, the coattails may not belong to Obama, but rather the Democratic brand, which will sweep Obama and the Democrats into office in a huge tide. In other words, Obama ain't all that. Translation: he's just a lucky, inexperienced, charismatic black man who happened to catch a wave pushed along by Republican incompetence and an overwhelming desire to 'throw the bums out.'
I'm no political scientist, but it appears to me that Obama has brought tremendous political assets and capital to the Democratic Party and has virtually changed the game of politics with an unprecedented ground game, a well oiled, meticulous campaign and oratory which has inspired the nation and world.
If Obama was merely riding a wave, he would not have been able to defeat Hillary Clinton in the primaries. It disgusts me that the media, particularly CNN, repeatedly tries to belittle what he has accomplished. What are they so afraid off? The media is now trying to scare the country by suggesting a Democratic majority is dangerous.