Politics is important.
But a good analogy of how the print and televised media covers it is the Baptist bras of the joke: they make mountains out of molehills.
Case in point: The failed Wisconsin recall election.
Personally, I think other states should have that option; but I'm not sure it was really called for there. [I would not have voted to recall Walker. That should be used only in the case of world-class malfeasance.] Anyway, it was a good story, worthy of a mention. Certainly more than DWTS or American Idol results, which our pandering media seems to favor nowadays.
But when pundits or scribblers try to go beyond the facts and infer possible long-term political trends and outcomes, I must say: not so fast! This recall election occurred in only one state, and it was strongly linked to unionization of government employees. In other words, it was heavily based on a single issue. When the national election happens, there will be a lot of points to consider.
And then there's the time factor. The Presidential election is five months away. A lot can happen. There's always the possibility of an October Surprise. And those can bounce both ways. It might be an entirely different ball game.