Pundit Roundup ...

Posted: Oct 16, 2008 8:32 AM
Chuck Todd makes an astute observation today:
"This is a point that I don't think we tired members of the press emphasize enough, but what does it say about our presidential election system that we spent 15 months on the primaries and approximately 75 days for the general (conventions to election day)? Here we are at one of the most critical junctures in American history and we're cramming six months of a general election into six weeks? Crazy."

And the NYT's Gail Collins actually makes a good point about the idiocy of being an undecided voter:

"... a couple of folks who got picked for a long-running television panel of undecided voters and don’t want to admit they’ve made up their minds because they’ll get thrown out.

This is one of the reasons why the last few weeks of a presidential campaign tend to be so awful. The candidates are gearing their remarks to people who have managed to completely ignore nearly two years of news about the 2008 elections. In the end, it’s always all about the ones who play hard to get."