Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Howard Wolfson is making some sense

Here. I think that the hand-wringing he refers to among Democrats who are panicking about McCain's (expected) convention bounce might have believed, intellectually, that McCain would get a bounce but didn't really think it would happen. That's sorta what happened to me. But aside from Gallup tracking most polls show it being within the margin of error. So I'm not panicking for the moment.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.