Monday, January 31, 2005

Hart but not soul

Peter Hart the democratic pollster spoke at a meeting I was at today. It was a great trip to the past. He joked about whether W or the French looking John Kerry was more intelligent and a whole bunch of other giggles about how the mandate was not real. But what was especially interesting was his complete obliviousness to either the effects of alternative media or cell phones - does he not understand that polls are less reliable because of all of those people whose primary phone contact is via cell? Does he have any idea that the new media are helping to change the way people think - the NYT may still be the paper of record - but not to a lot of people, especially in the states where Kerry lost.

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