There were THREE losers in last night's New Hampshire primary: pollsters, "independent" voters, and Chris Matthews.
The pollsters were losers because they were massively wrong about predicting a double digit win for Obama when he ended up losing by 3 percent. The pollsters were as wrong on this as they were on their prediction of a 2004 landslide based on the exit polls. Back then many conservatives were completely distraught when they heard the news about the exit poll results and didn't consider the possibility that not only could the exit polls be wrong but spectacularly wrong. Meanwhile, liberals like Susan Estrich were already sipping their victory champagne which they later had to guzzle down to kill the pain of the loss.
"Independent" voters were also losers due to their utter stupidity in believing the polls. I put "independent" in quotes since those voters are really liberal Democrats who don't officially want to admit they are Democrats with the fringe benefit of being able to participate in the primaries of either party. Most of them supported Obama but since the pollsters predicted a huge win for Barack, they figured it was safe to vote in the Republican primary for John McCain. Today most of them regret having been so easily fooled by the incorrect pollsters. Well, that's what you get for being STUPID.
And, finally, another big loser is Chris Matthews who gets a misty look in his eyes and almost chokes in awe at the mention of Barack Obama's name. Matthews now acts like his greatest pleasure in life would be to drop his pants, bend over, and slap on the vaseline whenever in the presence of the Obamassiah. He was the biggest network cheerleader in the "inevitability of an Obama win. Therefore it will be FUn to watch the reaction of Matthews today to "What Happened?" which is the title of this Daily KOs KOmmie THREAD. So let us now watch the KOmmies analyze "What Happened?" in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, wondering if they have big discounts when you buy large tubs of petroleum jelly in Nantucket, is in the [brackets]:
[Chris Matthews vaseline supply dry up?]
I'm happy with tonight's result, if for no other reason than the people in states other than Iowa & New Hampshire get to render a judgment in this process. Why should the voices of less than 5% of the country decide the nominee? Plus, I like the fact people didn't just jump on the bandwagon, and vote for someone because of the media noise coming out of Iowa.
[That media noise generated by Chris Matthews' squeaky voice can be fixed with a liberal application of petroleum jelly to just the right spot.]
If nothing else, tonight revealed how much media pundits know. It proves they're full of shit (yeah, I'm looking at you Chris Matthews). But maybe it's also evidence that we shouldn't make broad, sweeping judgments about a country of 290 million people, based on the vote of 230,000 people in Iowa.
[LOL! And Matthews is also full of vaseline that he uses when he grabs his ankles at the sound of the Obamassiah's name.]
But this does leave some questions out there. Why were the polls so wrong? Was there an event or moment in those last few days that shifted the dynamic? Was it race? Was it flawed polling models?
[Nice to see a KOmmie admit that the polls were wrong. Do you think you could ever get around to making the same admission about the 2004 exit polls? At this point this KOmmie launches into an overanalysis with a lot of statistics so let us skip over that part and go straight to the KOmmie reaction...]
Obama got too cocky, per usual. He started bragging yesterday that he was "riding a wave," whatever that was supposed to mean. Why does a NH voter if Obama is riding a wave? Obama made the election about HIMSELF, and Hillary made it about VOTERS. Huge difference.
[I'm thinking that the NH voters got sick of Chris Matthews' antics in coronating his Obamassiah.]
I would prefer to believe that NH voters voted for her because they saw her more "human" side, and connected to her more as a candidate, than because they were swept in by her "great campaign."
[Hillary's crying game shtick worked.]
Basically - votes that people had wanted to believe were going to come to Obama, instead went to McCain.
[Of course. The DUmb "independent" voters got suckered by the likes of Chris Matthews that Obama had already been coronated by that state so why bother voting in the Democrat primary since it was a done deal.]
Plus, with Obama looking like he had...a huge lead, independents could figure their vote was better spent on the Republican contest
Obama's fine when he's in front of an adoring crowd, and he gives good speeches, but he gets snippy a lot.
[Snippy. A favorite incantation of the Goracle.]
He does have an ugly resentful side. It comes out occasionally. And ain't pretty.
[Chris Matthews only sees the beauty in the Obamassiah.]
Possibility of "electile disfunction"? With any American election now I am suspicious of: - electronic voting machines - electronic vote tabulators (like the Diebold tabulators in New Hampshire) - single exit polls (no independent exit polls allowed)
[LOL! I have to save that one for the archives. Electile disfunction.]
I don't think anyone should withdraw...
[Even if they suffer from electile disfunction?]
(UPDATE: I just saw an angry looking Chris Matthews on Morning Joe. He blamed the voters for being Archie Bunkers in the privacy of the voting booths. IOW, he is claiming that the voters told pollsters they were supporting Obama and then voted against him in private. His commentary was one long slam on the American voters. Gee, Chris, maybe you could learn to hold your Obamassiah worship in check in the future so as not to antagonize the voters who might want to show you up.)