The Corner

Punditry Peeve

Because I’ve been doing a lot of standard TV punditry of late, I’ve found myself reading the wires and other generic stories on the race so far. One thing that is really starting to bug me, is how many reporters and TV talkers keep making a big deal about how turnout in post-Super Tuesday primaries is so much higher than it was four years ago. Of course it is! The Democratic nomination was secured and the GOP had an incumbent on the ticket. Who’s surprised that turnout in Ohio, Texas, Wyoming etc is much higher when those contests actually matter?

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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