Thursday, November 18, 2004

Handicapping National Politics

Catherine Seipp says:
One of the election lessons for Democrats is that while the Left doesn't understand the Right, the Right can't help but understand the Left, because the Left is in charge of pop culture. Urban blue staters can go their entire lives happily innocent of the world of church socials and duck hunting and Boy Scout meetings, but small-town red staters are exposed to big-city blue-state values every time they turn on the TV.
Not only that, but the Left is mainly in charge of the news -- though talk radio manages to apply some corrective spin.

In spite of the Left's dominance of pop culture and the news media, Red manages to eke out victories over Blue. Amazing.