In an editorial the Searcy paper wrote on Sunday, they accomplished many breath-taking feats, but each deserves its own blog post. So we will start with their continuation of ripping information off this blog without crediting us. I’ll follow up with a post or two this afternoon about the “substance” of their article.
S0, here is what the paper said they would have predicted about the Searcy bypass tax, if they had had the guts to make a prediction before the election actually took place:
In the failed county-wide vote, the issue was approved within the Searcy city limits by a 10 percent margin. Nonetheless, we knew many factors — such as concerns about the northern route’s location and the election being held 12 days before Christmas — could create a different outcome. If forced to predict, we would have said it would pass, but only by a nose.
Fascinating, post-election prediction, don’t you agree? I would say that I couldn’t have said it better myself, except I did…on election day last week:
First of all, I think the results will be fairly close. I would define close as 5-7%. This is just gut instinct, based on the way the last several taxes have gone…
Secondly, I think the tax will probably pass. I say this because, yes, the city faced no organized opposition and the vote was 2 weeks before Christmas.
Great reporting, guys! While mocking blogs on your Facebook profiles, you have now officially stolen analysis from a blog that you so heartily despise.