Pre-Election Post Mortems

Ken AshfordElection 2008Leave a Comment

Yeah, it might be too early to talk about things like this, but this article in Salon is spot-on.  Entitled "The punditocracy's Seven Biggest Blunders of the 2008 election", Salon informs us where conventional wisdom by the political pundits was wrong.  The blunders are:

  1. The Cult of Sarah Palin
  2. Steve Schmidt (McCain's strategist) Is a Genius  
  3. The Price at the Pump Will Fuel the Mood of the Voters 
  4. Obama Should Have Taken the Money (i.e. public financing) … and Run 
  5. Obama Was Guilty of Hubris in Trying to Expand the Map 
  6. Down-ballot Democrats Will Flee From Obama 
  7. The Hillary Holdouts Will Never Come Back