November 27, 2007

it's january 2009 that matters, after all

Slate’s Mickey Kaus on the cop out of covering candidate “electability.”

“Who’s electable” is a Neutral Story Line–it seemingly doesn’t require reporters and publications to take stands or sides. You can write dozens of “Is Hillary Electable?” stories without letting on what you think about, say, government-guaranteed health care. It’s harder to write “Will Hillary be a Good President?” without doing that.