Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Winners and losers from Hollywood strike
Dan Drezner has a clever post gauging the effect of the Hollywood writers' strike on the 2008 campaign. Since late-night shows like Jay Leno and Jon Stewart, which tend to make fun of politicians, will go dark, almost all candidates will be winners -- with the exception, Drezner argues of McCain and Obama, who do well on such shows and use them for free publicity. I would add Ron Paul to the list of losers, since he does well on them and would have been likely to be invited back, especially given his fundraising prowess.