NYT v. Daily Mail on lessons of Romney`s defeat
According to the New York Times, the headline news was the snooze-inducing:
According the Daily Mail, the headline news was:
Romney`s defeat caused by `extraordinary` drop in white male support as autopsy of failed Republican campaign gets underway
Unsurprisingly, the Daily Mail manages to, apparently, botch up one of the details, but this quote from the end of the New York Times piece is worth noting:
Neil Newhouse, the chief pollster for Mr. Romney, said the campaign was taken aback by the composition of the electorate. He said that the “real hidden story from our side” came from the number of white men who did not vote in the election in some key states like Ohio.
“When you lose, you nitpick the numbers as you go through this stuff,” Mr. Newhouse said. “The number of white men who didn’t vote in this election compared to white women compared to four years ago was extraordinary.”
But not extraordinary enough to be worthy of a headline.
All voters are equal, but some are more equal than others.