Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Article examines why Alabama voters shifting back toward Moore. Weakness of claims, distracting news accounts (Weinstein, Franken, Lauer), traditional Republican state, all likely true but I suspect the real reason is timing.
The Washington Post released the article as an October Surprise, intended to create the drop in the polls that it did create. But they dropped the bomb too early. They were relying on the traditional news cycle of print and monopoly television to get out damaging information while guarding against exculpatory information. The plan was to keep voters upset at Moore until the clock ran out. That’s the way it always worked in the past.
They miscalculated the way people now get their news, instantly, from multiple sources. Using those faster sources, Moore had time to recover. The recovery was helped by all the other factors in the article, sure, but if the Post had dropped the bomb closer to the election, the recovery would have come too late for Moore and the plan to smear him into losing the election would have succeeded.
Count on Liberals to remember it next time.
My two cents: It’s a collective FU to the establishment that gave Clinton and the like a pass on things just as bad as Moore is accused of.