Wait…over 10,000? That many people crowded Centennial Park on a day when temperatures reached 90 degrees by mid-afternoon to hear an announcement speech from a candidate whose campaign conservative punditry giant Charles Krauthammer said is nothing more than “entertainment”?
Huh. Well, I suppose you could listen to Krauthammer and the other “smart pundits” or you could pay attention to how the people who will actually cast primary votes react to Cain pretty much everywhere he goes. I realize the clever insider politicos (not, by the way, that being an “insider” is by itself a bad thing) have dismissed Cain because he’s never held political office, but I’d refer them to the first half of this episode of The Delivery for my counter-argument.
I’ve yet to hear a better reason than “well, because” for why a President needs to have held any elected office before and I laid out a couple good reasons why a skilled and experienced executive can do just fine without such experience. It’s worth a listen.
And now, links!
- Glenn Reynolds on Media Matters: “Apparently, their only real function is to help liberal journalists self-herd”. Well, that and as a jobs program for hacks.
- And speaking of Glenn Reynolds, it looks like an Army of Davids has claimed a well-deserved scalp. Jack Steuf, the humorless dolt who thought a baby with Downs Syndrome was a great target for a political attack has resigned from Wonkette, thanks in large part to #TrigsCrew who let advertisers there know about Steuf’s noxious work. The advertisers publicly pulled their support and, well, goodbye Jack.
- You’d think folks on the left would have bigger matters with which to concern themselves than the existence of Ronald McDonald. Thank goodness McDonald’s didn’t cave in to their idiocy (via memeorandum).
- As Ed Driscoll illustrates once again, it’s not that the MSM are a little bit biased, but that they’ve gone all-in for one side.
- Here’s an interesting study from Nielsen that found people tend to use tablet computers like the iPad for watching television or movies and use eReaders like the Kindle or Nook for reading in bed. I can’t say that’s how I use either one, but it does make sense to me. I imagine you’ll see developers create new uses for those devices to take advantage of the patterns (via Techmeme).
- So far as I’m concerned, the danger of a disastrous encounter with a rogue planet passed in 1994, but I do acknowledge the possibility that we may have Moks in our distant future.
- Deep fried strawberries? Yes, please!
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