The Confidence of John Kerry

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.