I’ve decided I’d rather follow the convention on Richard Adams’s liveblog than actually watch it on television.
More stuff to read:
Ta-Nahisi Coates, “The Myth of an Affirmative-Action President”
Matt Taibbi, “Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital.” I haven’t read this one yet, but I look forward to it.
Brian Beutler, “A Critical Juncture.” Beutler says that the Romney campaign is taking politics and media into new territory. If Romney continues with his outrageously false charges against President Obama –
… the political establishment will be facing something very new: a candidate — not his surrogates or outside supporters, but the top of the ticket — ignoring fact checkers, traditional campaign reporters, and even a few conservatives, all of whom have determined and publicly declared the attacks false.
That effectively pits the media against the Romney campaign in a test of will and influence. And it’s disconcerting to imagine that a determined media might not be able to effectively neutralize a presidential campaign intent on flooding the airwaves with false attacks. But that’s where we might find ourselves in the next couple weeks.