What was the Most Inane Punditry of the 2008 presidential campaign?
The 2008 election made history, but the long campaign leading up to it included plenty of servings of half-baked commentary. Media Matters for America has nominated 10 particularly inane pieces of punditry and invites you to vote for the Most Inane Punditry of the 2008 presidential campaign. Choose one from this list of ridiculous remarks:
Fox News' Hill criticizes Clinton for leaving too large a tip, accuses her of "spending like a Learjet liberal"
Barnes: Obama not "strong on national security" because he opposed war "when the entire world believed" Saddam had WMD
Defending Givhan's cleavage coverage, Harwood asserted "calculati[ng]" Clinton knew "what she was communicating by her dress"
On Hardball, Matthews and Shuster critiqued Obama's "weird" beverage selection at Indiana diner
Matthews on Obama shooting pool: "[I]t's not what most people play. People with money play pool these days"
Politico's Simon now on to a different part of Romney's anatomy: "shoulders you could land a 737 on"
Matthews: "Who would win a street fight ... Rudy Giuliani or President Ahmadinejad"
Brooks thinks Obama wouldn't seem to "fit in naturally" at an Applebee's salad bar -- maybe because Applebee's doesn't have them
Cokie Roberts on Obama's vacation: "I know his grandmother lives in Hawaii and I know Hawaii is a state," but it looks "foreign, exotic"
Scarborough on Obama's "dainty" bowling performance: "Americans want their president, if it's a man, to be a real man"