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Erik Wemple
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Message to conservatives: Cut the whining

(Charles Dharapak - AP)

Among the “self-searching questions” that Matt Labash of the Weekly Standard recommends for conservatives following President Obama’s victory:

Should our pundits be allowed to predict elections? I don’t pretend to be nearly as smart on the subject of electoral politics as Karl Rove, Charles Krauthammer, Joe Scarborough, Peggy Noonan, George Will, and a host of others. And yet some two-and-a-half months ago at the height of Paul Ryan mania, I did one thing in this very space that none of them managed to do. I correctly predicted that Obama would win. And I did it using this old-school method that few on the right seemed to favor this cycle: I read the swing-state polls, and believed them! My advice to the winger punditocracy: stop practicing how to whine about perceived liberal media/pollster bias. Start practicing how to count.

Whatever the wisdom of Labash’s counsel, its implementation could create a gigantic editorial problem. Absent liberal-media kvetching, how to fill all that air time, how to fill all those column inches?

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