I probably think that because I’m going away for the weekend for a conference and am over-excited about a change of scene. Most of what we’re seeing in the MSM is just presidential-pundit horse-race reporting, of course. Why don’t we see if we can do better?
Rather than where they stand in the polls, what do they stand for? (The Political Compass website hasn’t published its graph of the candidates’ positions yet, sadly.)
How well are they conveying what they stand for?
If they properly conveyed what they truly stand for, how well would it meet the electorate’s wish-list, such as it is?
Finally, if you were Benevolent OverDespot concerned with the greater good of the citizenry, what sort of electoral wish-list should the media be promoting instead of what they’re currently spinning?
Try and be insightfully perspicacious rather than rantingly predictable, please. Here’s a primer on the basics of how primaries work compared to other political methods of selecting candidates for public office.
Addendum: as noted in comments, there are other elections happening in the world, too. Feel free to comment regarding the implications of any election outside Australia on this thread (we’ve got Oz pretty well covered already).