The fact is neither party truly cares about Christian morality, certainly not based on Old Testament scriptures. What seems instead to be driving both is power and control. Republicans care about power and control for the wealthy, while Democrats care about power and control for the not-so-wealthy.
No one's being forced to watch CNN's campaign swing-o-meter. But it can't be long before real-time tabulation of the sentiments of various audience segments becomes an expected and common element of all infotainment.
In a startling announcement, President Barack Obama has officially dropped Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket and chosen CNN newsperson Candy Crowley as his vice presidential running mate.
That determination to operate across divides will be needed it if Obama is to govern another four years, especially as they begin with our grimly-expected "fiscal cliff" at the turn of the year, and need for serious new agreed measures to come out of Capitol Hill.
You see them on CNN focus groups every election year, ordinary-looking Americans of average intelligence who have made only one decision in their live...
President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney collided head on in the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University in a historic and rancorous face off. The president won this debate, but Romney showed that his performance in Denver was not a fluke.
From Paris, no coffee this time, but I did manage to stay up to watch the second presidential debate, beginning at 3 a.m. Unlike the first one watched in Amsterdam, the president was alert, prepared and seemed to leave Romney mystified at moments.
There is no question that Candy Crowley is a pro with years and years of real experience... but if a candidate fears what Candy might ask at a debate, what happens when the candidate faces world leaders? Shrink and run?
Is it just that the media is so bent on keeping this election a horse race to induce interest and thus increase their ratings that they will say anything to keep one side from getting too far ahead?
ATLANTA (via Skype Video) Beginnig with the first presidential debate, CNN.com has provided the tools to viewers to "DVR" footage, and share video...
Based on last week's total numbers: Romney wins, but if you look at demographic numbers, Obama's still in front. So, I guess that I, like Gallup and Pew, think it's too early to put anybody clearly ahead.
We've had bosses, fathers, boyfriends and co-workers like Romney who invade our space, try to dominate every discussion and see every encounter as a chance to "win," rather than dialogue.
Sure, debate spin has always been ridiculous, but now we don't even have to wait until the debate's over to have other people tell us what to think. If having ratings on the screen during the debate sounds like a psychological experiment on conformity, that's because it basically is.
It's that time of the year when television viewing reflects the attitudes of people who are going to vote in November.
Ted Turner deserves a shot at restoring the place to its best glory days, which just so happens to have been when he was in charge.
I probably know CNN's history as well as anybody and I recall with regret two other incidents where CNN failed to meet the standards of responsible journalism.