Having said that, good God: We don't normally post on Sundays. Having said that, good God!
Perusing the New York Times on-line, we encountered this headline and synopsis linked to a hard-copy front-page report:
Trump Has a Strong Economy to Proclaim. In Wisconsin, It Just Might Work.Lord god of hosts and good God!
With good job creation and low unemployment, the president may have a winning message—if he can stay on it—in crucial swing counties near the Mississippi River.
The election in question occurs next year—late in the year at that! It's a big dish of crazy to be making assessments like this, on page A1, roughly eighteen months out.
The savants and soothsayers failed to predict the last election the night before it occurred. Bloodied but completely unbowed, they've quickly returned to the types of behaviors Future Press Critics sadly describe as "the complete total pointlessness wars."
As least as far as we bothered to read, nothing said in that front-page report can be stamped "untrue." That said, the report begins with an assessment by apparent Wisconsin voter Bubba Benson (sic), "who lives paycheck to paycheck but says that is still better than where he was a few years ago," and fairly quickly reduces us to this:
She believes that Wisconsin—where 22,000 votes separated Mr. Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016—"could go either way" in next year’s election.Interesting! The election could go either way in the state of Wisconsin next year!
We stopped reading at that point. That assessment came from NAME WITHHELD, "a Democratic pollster who has worked in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest."
Future Anthropologists Huddled in Caves (TM), a disconsolate group of future scholars who report to us from the aftermath of Mister Trump's Multiply Triggered War, offered the obvious critique of this latest Hamptons-based groaner. Their statement came in a press release from the group's official press organ:
FAHIC NEWS: As humans, we were always wired to behave in these ways. It will be fatuous "horse race" coverage all the way down. Anthropologically speaking, this is simply the way we humans were made, adjusting for corporate influence.On cable, they'll show you their polls then say it's way too early!
Only the polls and The Chase are discussed. Eventually, Mister Trump's War!