Remember Dan Rather? He’s the guy who tried to win the ’04 election for John Kerry by pushing hilariously fake documents about Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard. To this day, Rather insists the documents aren’t fake, and even if they are, they’re accurate.
Back then, Dan was still anchorman of the CBS Evening News, before the Katie Couric disaster and whoever they’ve got doing it now. But here we are, years after his disgraceful exit from the national stage, and the old buzzard is still trying to influence the outcome of an election. This time, though, he has to make do with a somewhat smaller platform.
From the Facebook page for Dan Rather Reports, which is a thing that exists somewhere, apparently:
From Dan: The Presidential race is still tight, volatile. Modest edge for Obama, mostly because he still has a thin advantage in Ohio. Hard to make the case on the basis of current polls and other indications that Romney wins unless he carries Ohio. But mark well: Romney can win. Not to say that he will, just that he remains very much in the game. (1) Current polls and other indicators are subject to shifts (and may even be wrong in present estimates). (2) A few upsets in states here and there and Romney may not absolutely, positively have to win Ohio. (3) Ohio seems still close enough that Romney could upset and win there (keep in mind: the whole upper tier of Ohio state government is in the hands of the GOP now; in very close voting they have the power to influence what votes are counted and how…remember Ohio, Bush v. Kerry in 2004 and Florida, Bush v. Gore in 2000).
Oh, we do remember 2004, Dan. That’s why you’re spreading your latest conspiracy theory on Facebook and not CBS News.
At this point, faking evidence against Romney would be a step up. As ridiculous as the ’04 campaign got, at least Kerry wasn’t reduced to babbling about binders and Big Bird. (He had a great running mate, too. Whatever happened to that guy?)
Fortunately, the days are over when a brazenly biased senior citizen at CBS could try to trip up the Republican candidate for president with a lot of nonsense.
(Hat tip: Washington Examiner)