October 04, 2004

Mondo Trasho

Village Voice columnist/conspiracy monger James Ridgeway writes about how New Jersey has descended from a safe Kerry state into swing-state status, using 9/11 as an explanation for why (the same doesn’t apply to New York, where it actually happened, but nevermind). Here’s James:

According to a recent Newark Star Ledger–Eagleton poll, a quarter of the [NJ] population thinks about 9-11 every day. A presidential candidate must show firm resolve in this area; Bush apparently is perceived as doing just that, while Kerry is perceived as unclear.
Ridgeway, in writing this, clearly means to paint New Jersey as 9/11-obsessed because, a full quarter of them think about 9/11 every day.

My reaction was the opposite- only a quarter? Is there anyone reading this right now who can honestly tell me that they don’t think about 9/11 every day?

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 4, 2004 02:54 PM

The whole issue surrounding the NJ Gov may also be playing into the change in the state's status...or that's what I hear on the radio

Posted by: jaws at October 4, 2004 03:32 PM

I think it's probably a mix of those two factors.

Posted by: Karol at October 4, 2004 05:37 PM

I would say are waaay more..I mean every time I turn on the news, NJ, NYC and DC are on Orange alert while the rest of the country is on yellow...explain that.

Posted by: A at October 7, 2004 09:51 AM
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