Screwed up articles
I saw several items on the BBC last week about the up coming Australian election and you could hear the reporters loving the idea that Howard was going to lose - 1500 word essays on Iraq and domestic politics were being drafted - and what happens, the polls are badly wrong. It reminds me of Kinnock's loss when no one liked to admit they were going to be uncool and vote Tory to the pollsters, but safe in the booth that is what they did. So I was glad to see that Instapundit.com has noted the same phenomenon:
AFTER WHAT THE AGE CALLS JOHN HOWARD'S "THUMPING VICTORY" in an Australian election that was run in no small part as a referendum on the war, it's interesting to see how little play it's getting in U.S. media.
If Howard had lost, however, I suspect it would be getting a lot of attention, and advanced as evidence that the war was going badly, Bush can't keep allies, etc., etc.