“Obama Expands National Lead Over Romney To 10 Points In Pew Poll,” said one headline last week.
But wait. “Economic Forecasting Model Predicts Obama Will Lose In Near-Landslide,” said another.
Or take these two headlines on Friday, shortly after the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent: “AP: Stronger job creation could help Obama’s re-election hopes”; and “Reuters: Labor market slowed sharply after strong gains in winter, spelling trouble for Obama.”
We are, of course, in the “silly season.” This time, Congress has gone home, the Republican presidential candidate is off on an international trip, and the president is on the golf course.
And in this season, everyone says whatever they want — it doesn’t matter, no one will know if it’s true or not, and whatever is said will be ancient history by tomorrow morning.