. . . Wednesday July 28, 2004

All Opinion All the Time?

During an informal address earlier this week, Howard Dean described reading that morning’s edition of a major daily newspaper only to find that at least three of stories were full-on opinion pieces (Kerry needs to do this … Edwards hopes to accomplish that).

That shouldn’t surprise anyone much. When an event is this scripted – when you know every word that will come out of every mouth in advance – then what is left to write other than opinion (unless someone at the podium drops dead or drops an F bomb or a teleprompter gets fried).

John Edwards hasn’t even walked out onto the stage yet, and the NY Times already has a story about his speech online.

Remember. Four years ago, we spent days debating whether or not a guy kissing his wife on the lips was too staged and would backfire.

Concentration is important!