Daniel W. Drezner

Op-ed – actual research for op-ed = blogswarm

Further evidence that, “it might be the case that bloggers serve an even greater good by engaging in quality control of other public intellectuals.” Bill Kristol in today’s New York Times: On Tuesday night, while the G.O.P. Congressional candidate was losing in a Mississippi district George Bush carried in 2004 by 25 points, Barack Obama ...

Further evidence that, “it might be the case that bloggers serve an even greater good by engaging in quality control of other public intellectuals.” Bill Kristol in today’s New York Times:

On Tuesday night, while the G.O.P. Congressional candidate was losing in a Mississippi district George Bush carried in 2004 by 25 points, Barack Obama was being trounced in the West Virginia Democratic primary ? by 41 points. I can’t find a single recent instance of a candidate who ultimately became his party’s nominee losing a primary by this kind of margin (emphasis added).

The blog reaction:

It took me all of 2 minutes to find what Kristol couldn’t find –http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/primaries/results/state/#UT  Utah Updated 11:02 a.m. EST, Feb 14, 2008 Romney 255,218 90% McCain 15,264 5% Paul 8,295 3% Huckabee 4,054 2%

Politico’s Ben Smith:

Arkansas 2008 Huckabee 61% McCain 20% Massachusetts 2000 McCain 64% Bush 32% West Virginia 1976 Byrd: 89% Wallace 11% Carter: 0%

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