Roger L. Simon

The People - Nyet?

I was immediately reminded of this post on my site, when I read the following this morning on ABC’s The Note:

But for better or worse, nothing – not the candidates, the TV ads, the ground game, even the voters, really – nothing matters more in determining the outcome of the presidential election than the major American media.

Seems unbelievably arrogant, doesn’t it, but wait… The Note is actually making a much better point (scroll down), an interesting corrective for me and for all of us. After giving a long list of caveats for reporters in the count down to the election, they come to this:

Don’t let yourself think for a minute, for better or worse, that nothing – not the candidates, the TV ads, the ground game, even voters, really – nothing matters more in determining the outcome of the presidential election than the major American media. You’re just along for the ride, boys and girls.

Aren’t we all? Meanwhile… as a corrective to the recent Hitchens demarche (or not) remarked upon by many. (No, I don’t know what to say about it), here is Steyn – Prediction City. You’ll need a National Review digital subscription, which I have, to get the rest but suffice it to say Mark thinks the hidden Bush vote is siginificant and will bring the President a solid victory Tuesday. I’m too chicken to make a prediction. Maybe later.

UPDATE: Via our Rick Ballard, the prediction of a Princeton econometrist.