We Forgot To Say He Was Dreamy!
Here's a new one—Kerry lagged Bush in the polls before the debates because the media wasn't explaining how good he was. From silly L.A. Times media critic David Shaw:
What the post-debate shift in voters' perceptions of Kerry ultimately tells me, much as I hate to say it, is that the news media have done a pretty poor job of campaign coverage. If Kerry can so dramatically change how people perceive him in just 90 minutes on television—without benefit of any real knockout punches by him or serious blunders by Bush, without a genuine, confrontational debate format—it suggests to me that the media hadn't fulfilled their responsibility to tell voters what Kerry is really like, what he stands for, what he would do, who he is.