While it staggers me, this apparently actually did swing some votes in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was an internal polling question that was discussed while I was in Ohio last weekend campaigning. Did that alone mean the election? I rather doubt it. But it certainly was a factor: the fawning media delightedly put Obama on display being "bipartisan" and "Presidential," magnanimously walking down streets with houses blown off their foundations. They did everything but photoshop in unicorns and rainbows trailing in Obama's wake.
Originally Posted by Lager
Nevermind that the FEMA "response" has been an unmitigated failure, because the MSM won't bother reporting that. People, ordinary everyday people, saw news that showed Obama acting concerned and things getting better. It was completely false, but that's what they showed. If you live in Columbus, how do you know that what you're seeing on NBC Nightly News is completely contrived BS? You don't. And the exit polls bear this out: something like 78% of all voters surveyed said that Obama (not FEMA, Obama) was handling the hurricane well. They had no idea that it was yet another completely botched FEMA debacle all over again.
Originally Posted by Odysseus
You nailed it on the head ..