Mitt Romney is keeping the media at a distance. he won’t allow any questions after making speeches on the campaign stump.
This is not necessarily a bad idea. The broadcast media can often be a burr in the ol’ saddle.
Still, the long distance runner does stand at home plate on home turf as Fox News tosses softball questions at him. Romney once even said that the next president will be elected using the TV ratings juggernaut that is Fox News.
Mitt Romney also said this the other day: “I don’t remember what I said, but I stand by it.”
The liberal media had a few chuckles with that one. They keep wanting him to come up with specifics as to how he’ll turn around the shaky economy. You know, instead of running the general election out while hoping the economy stays in the dumper.
But the media doesn’t really want to talk about the economy. They say that [media cliche alert!] ‘at the end of the day’ people vote their pocketbooks.
No sir, the economy isn’t a sexy topic. Sexy in this case meaning provocative and/or controversial.
Economy talk is boring. It’s like trying to get grown-ups to remember their school days and who Sir Isaac Newton was.
So the media turns our attention to poll numbers.
Heck, they even get so bored talking about polls this election year they start bringing up will Hillary Clinton run in 2016.
OK, OK, so information is traveling the speed of light, but stay focused on the here and now, for David Brinkley’s sake.
And stay focused on covering the sexy news stories.
The War on Women. Great sexy wedge issue.
Romney back in the day at prep school when ol’ Richie Rich formed a posse and picked on a weak kid whose hair was too long and forced a haircut on the outcast.
Would that make that a wedgie issue?
Anyway, the sexy news issue du jour is a GOP Super PAC funded by a gazilllionaire tying President Obama to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Again. The new twist this time in the campaign ad is calling Obama a “metrosexual black Abe Lincoln.”
Whatever the hell that means.
The Super PAC rats were calling it the ad John McCain refused to run in 2008, and if he would’ve, people would never have elected Obama.
They thought this one would have the legs (meaning a couple of news cycles) of a Rockette.
It had its news cycles alright. They wanted to release the racist ad the week of the Democratic National Convention, but the press (print that is) got downwind of this crapola and exposed it. And it was the topic of news shows a few days running.
This of course forced Romney’s hand and he had no alternative but to give it a thumbs down.
But almost within the same breath, he started to play the victim card, accusing Obama of character assassination by campaigning on his less than stellar career in the private sector as CEO of Bain Capital.
This is of course Mitt’s calling card. Mr. Businessman. He can’t run on his time as governor of Massachusetts, because his major accomplishment was making health care law. His health care plan was the template for —gasp!— Obamacare.
Character assassination. Really, Mitt?
For that to stick, one needs to have character to begin with.
But you have assassinated the pride Americans had in their work by killing their jobs and leaving them void of character.
You can run, but you can’t hide forever.
Even Fox News has to come up from the toxic waste it spews for fresh air.
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