Monday, September 29, 2008

Landslide alert

Obama is now leading in North Carolina, a state that hasn't voted Democratic in thirty years. Couple that with your other factors--reverse Bradley effect, underpolling of Blacks, cell phones not included in polling, etc., and the likelihood only increases. But all of that is hypothetical: what isn't is that Obama is now leading in North Carolina. Bush won the state by double digits. Jimmy Carter was the last Democrat to carry it. Now, Obama is leading in one of the polls.

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.