The first three were in horse races. The final four should never be. So why are the media falling in love again with the political horse race (and, yes, that is a rhetorical question)?
I'm watching FOX News tonight and Geraldo Rivera is on a horse race rampage. In his usual over-the-top bombast, Rivera has informed his viewers in just the past 15 minutes that Obama earned "huge" victories tonight...and that the "real big story" tonight is Huckabee's current leads in Louisiana and Washington, coupled with his win earlier in Kansas earlier in the day.
Rivera also said immediately after Obama delivered an address to a group in Richmond, Virginia that tonight was the first time that he felt Obama was going to be the Democratic candidate. Felt? Felt? And just who asked Rivera what he felt anyway? He also is saying he very much admires McCain.
Keep this is mind: Clinton still enjoys a slim lead in the delegate count (and regardless of who leads at this point, neither she nor Obama is anywhere close to securing the party's nomination); and Huckabee would need to win perhaps 90% of the remaining delegates in order to win the GOP nomination.
Everytime I hear people talk about what they "feel," I'm reminded what the pastor at a Catholic church my wife and I once attended repeatedly told his parishoners -- people need to stop feeling and start thinking. Father William Reichart was right then, and he'd be right if he delivered that comment tonight. Get past your own emotions and consider the big picture.
Please, Geraldo, chill out. Start thinking. Stop feeling. And stop opining. You're supposed to be a cable news anchor.