The election is now behind us, and after getting a chance to cover the election results from the Pettis County Courthouse, I had the chance to finally watch the national coverage. I have to say, this will not be a rant on the results and whether I agreed with them or not because I think you have received enough of that in the last 24 hours. However, some of you wanted to talk about the coverage, especially the national items.
One of the big buzz words yesterday on television and radio stations was the word "projections." I find it interesting that yesterday, as you flipped through the channels every TV station was trying to get ahead and project winners based on exit polls. While exit polls are a valuable tool to try and guess on how one will win or lose a state, I have to wonder whether this is good practice.