Thanks to the hard-hitting journalists at the Associated Press and Yahoo News we get this headline: Poll: John McCain looks like best in show among pet owners. To be accompanied by the following analysis by reporter Randolph E. Schmid:
"[The poll] leaves McCain looking strong, since the majority of homes have a pet."
John McCain is at best 10 points behind against Barak Obama in most national polls, but hey pet owners like him, so he must win now.
What is the message here? Is Schmid making the argument that pet ownership is all that matters? or that pet owners are somehow too dumb to look into the issues? Is there an attempt here to create a backdoor issue that may resonate with some voters?
"Well, if voters identify with a guy who owns pets, it's easy to see why they'd like the Arizona senator.
He has a veritable menagerie, including Sam the English springer spaniel, Coco the mutt, turtles Cuff and Link, Oreo the black and white cat, a ferret, three parakeets and a bunch of saltwater fish."
Next AP-Yahoo News will begin polling for presidential preference based upon your favorite color in a bag of M&Ms, stay tuned.