Make no mistake ,all this punditry predicting that this election is as good as over is not a good thing. As a woman of a certain age who has disected the predicted and actual outcome of every election since 1972 all this outcome predicting is endangering the race and risks influencing the voter turnout. Truth is to win, the winner and his team in the field, need to stay hungry right up to the last day of the campaign. Float the idea it is a done deal and last minute field campaign workers lose their hungry edge and start the party early. Float the the idea it is a done deal for your candidate and some are less inclined to vote " no matter what" b/c the idea is floated it isn't quite so urgent. In an election with the potential to be as close as this one, this could be decisive. Journalists need to remember they should report the news, not create or influence it. Click on the article below to read more on this important subject. And Don't forget to Vote-no matter what!
Howard Kurtz - President Obama? - washingtonpost.com