The larger effect [of the events on Wall Street] is the psychological damage to an electorate already struggling to maintain any optimism about the country and its future. For all the excitement Palin has generated, the national mood is still a major barrier for McCain and the Republicans.Bolding mine. Good job of keeping your eye on the ball, Broder. Can't have anyone thinking that what's happening is important in and of itself; what's important is the horse race.
There may be other external events that jolt the presidential race -- and the debates are still to come. But for now, Wall Street and its woes are causing big problems for John McCain.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Broder Gets Lost In the Horse Race Again
Shorter Broder: the important thing about the current financial meltdown is that it's bad for McCain.