Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Heh. I had the same reaction as Ben Smith and Jake Tapper apparently, when reading this:
On Friday we do a media interviews (sic) and basically say that he is unvetted, discuss his ever-changing positions. Release the tapes. Create immediate pressure that deprives him of oxygen.My first take: This will drive the crazies up the wall thinking it's a reference to the elusive "whitey" tape. Sadly, Ben Smith clears it up. I'm sure that knowing the truth will deter No Quarter.
The WSJ reports that several are "best sellers." I agree with this response:
Steve Ross, who originally published Obama’s best-selling memoirs “Dreams From My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope,” told the AP that he was doubtful anti-Obama book sales would surpass the senator’s own.Exactly. These people are not looking for truth, they are looking for confirmation of their distorted worldview.
“The anti-Obama readership is largely one that has already made up its mind and is looking for validation, while the Obama readership comprises both those who have already made up their minds and those who are curious about him,” Ross said.