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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Please Stop!

Ever since it became official that Obama is the Democrat nominee, the print and TV media has been acting as if it was an unexpected shock. Granted, the official moment a black man became the Presidential nominee in a western country is historic and needs to be noted, but do they have to act so jubilant, surprised and pumped up about it? These are the same people who have been saying for almost 3 months now, that it is over. That it is almost impossible for Hillary to win. That elephants flying, monkeys climbing out of people's behinds, and Richard Gasquet winning a grand slam was more likely than Obama losing. Where did this enthusiasm come from then?