The top third of Tiger Beat’s email thingie reads like a racing form, just substitute horsie-sounding names and you could be at the track:
SETTING THE STAGE: THE BOSTON GLOBE/WBZ/SUFFOLK poll shows BERNIE SANDERS ahead with 26% of the vote. PETE BUTTIGIEGhas 19%, AMY KLOBUCHAR has around 13%, and ELIZABETH WARRENand JOE BIDEN are tied with around 11% each. The full poll results … POLITICO’S RECAP of all the action in New Hampshire on Sunday.
HERE ARE THE STAKES: BIDEN — who has billed himself as the prohibitive front-runner in this race — is now on the ropes. Another fourth-place finish is likely to freeze up money, and would cement his standing toward the middle or bottom of this field. This comes as the AP reports on other candidates trying to eat away at Biden’s South Carolina firewall. If your central argument is your “electability,” whatever that means, you need to actually win some elections.
IF WARREN comes in third here, that would be two third-place finishes in a row.
I read about 12 more paragraphs of this type of “analysis” and called my bookie to put down 20 big on Same As In Town in the third at Golden Gate Fields.
Oh. Wait. I don’t have a bookie.
Seriously, who does this kind of journalism help? What is the news value here?