Commentary

Havenít we learned anything?

After the debate, the polls have apparently tightened. So what? You’d think that after the 2000 election, news outlets would no longer emphasize nationwide polls. After all, it’s the Electoral College that matters. We should see more of these. If the election were held today, Bush would win (348 electoral votes to 190). Go ask Al Gore how important the popular vote is.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.