NBC: It’s not a horserace, it’s a baseball playoff series

The guys over at the daily “First Read” political briefing by NBC/MSNBC, providing a curtain-raiser analysis for tomorow’s vice presidential debate, decided to push back against the lamentable tendency of some political journalists to treat everything in a campaign as part of a horserace. Instead:

“Consider tomorrow night Game 2 of a baseball playoff series. After ace Romney beat ace Obama in Game 1, Democrats are looking for their No. 2 starter, Biden, to even the score. And Republicans are looking to go 2-0. That’s what at stake Thursday, and that’s why there’s more pressure on Biden than on Ryan.”

Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Neal Rovick on 10/10/2012 - 09:55 am.

    A distinction without a difference.

  2. Submitted by Ray Schoch on 10/10/2012 - 10:44 am.

    Or a job interview

    Who would you rather have sitting the proverbial heartbeat away from the presidency – the guy who rides public transit or Ayn Rand’s disciple?

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