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Crystal Balls.

I’m not much on modern-day prophesies. It’s hard to live up to the Bible’s standards for who is a prophet (and who’s not): 100% accuracy. Still, it’s tempting to try and read the tea leaves on the election and predict who will win. Unlike most of the pundits, I’m gonna take a stab at it. (Note to pundits: making informed “guesstimates” is what you’re paid to do. Saying “too close to call” is to punditry what voting “present” is to Senators. Ahem.)

I think McCain will pull it out in a squeaker. Here’s why…

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I love pundits.

A couple of quick observations…

  1. Pundits are often wrong. (See the last few weeks of coverage on “McCain’s pick for V.P.”
  2. Pundits are sheeple, too. (They don’t always think for themselves, and there’s a pecking order…an influential pundit will say something, and the under-pundits will immediately start echoing his opinions as their own.
  3. Pundits LOVE their own talking points…and hate having to answer questions that force them to abandon using the talking points as answers. Continue reading I love pundits.