How confident is John Kerry of getting the support of the media? He had the
chutzpa to introduce a new Misery Index when the "old" Misery Index (combining
Inflation and Unemployment Rates) is as low as it has ever been. If Bush had
tried this, the press would have gone on endlessly about the old index, how
Bush is trying to change the rules, etc.. When Kerry does this, he gets a
complete pass on mentions of the old index.
Reuter-based CNN article
doesn't even mention that the original Misery
Index (much less its how well we are doing) in their report. Apparently,
"Misery Index" just means any combination of statistics we can put together at
this point of time to make Republican President's look bad.