The Politico Calls Florida for Gore. Panhandle Is Still Voting. [UPDATED]
Frigtarded Actions That Piss Erick Off
By Erick Posted in 2008 — Comments (55) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Stories like this at the Politico hack me off. I have great respect for Jonathan Martin, but this is a rather below the belt article.
It's like Dan Rather calling Florida for Gore while the panhandle is still voting.
In fact, sources *in* the Thompson campaign tell me that they have a solid ground game operation going on in Iowa. I also know that more than one campaign's internal polling has reflected what Zogby has seen -- a late breaking surge toward Thompson.
Notice, again, that the Politico talks to "'Republican officials *close* to Thompson." When they actually talk to a Thompson "advisor" s/he tells them exactly what has already been reported.
So I can only look at this Politico article and wonder who has decided they want to sabotage the Thompson campaign. It seems the media has made a game of it.
The fact of the matter is, Thompson has made no secret that he needs a strong third place showing in Iowa. It's also no secret that were he to drop out, he'd probably endorse his friend John McCain.
A headline like this though, and an article like this, really is nothing but a media generated device to tap down turn on for Thompson. I'm sure that was not the Politico's intention, but considering they aren't really breaking any news that couldn't wait until tonight, after the results were known, makes them look as shallow as Fox News has looked lately in its treatment of the Thompson campaign.
[UPDATED:] Making the rounds this morning, several people are fingering McCain guys for initiating this article. I know at least two campaigns are also seeing a late breaking surge for Fred. McCain's invested in the "I'll be a surprise third" story line, so it makes some sense that McCainiacs would push this.