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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:05 PM

15. Of course they want this to drag on.

Guarantee once we are down to 1 nominee from each party, it is going to be a non-stop nasty-fest. Political junkies (like much of DU) love that zing! zip! back and forth, but the general population, well, not so much.

Just like 2008, as long as a party can string out their internecine battle for the base, the media is going to be right there in lock step to squeeze (and encourage) every ounce of airtime out of it that they can get. Think of the dead air they would have had if Hillary had locked it up on Super Tuesday like some thought she would.

This isn't about 'liberal media' or partisan outlets like Fox rooting for one candidate or another, IMO, it is about their profits and who can they get to watch what. Once the R's pick a nominee, it goes from a contest to 24/7 talking points and people will lose interest quickly.

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