Why The Media Wants Romney To Win The Nomination So Badly
This recent item in the New York Times below is in good part what's behind the liberal media's desire to see Mitt Romney get the nomination. Now, I don't see Romney quite this way. But the left does. Religion, wealth, a "retro vision of the country." In short, in Romney they see everything they have been working to destroy for decades. They even want to pretend he isn't flawed, hence the over-looking of his many gaffes and retorts that invite his being slammed. But they don't slam him, … not for now.
Read it. Then realize how badly they will aim to destroy him in the general. And as his campaign stands today, he'll be a sitting duck. He's configured perfectly for a GOP primary today, even if he had to contort himself and disregard principle to get there. The media has already annointed him. But remember the day after McCain got the nomination and they turned on him, the first story being some alleged affair, or something? That was nothing.
In Romney, the media, wrongly, in my opinion, sees the perfect symbol of everything they are against. Now, imagine what it would mean to them and the Left to beat him, especially with Obama? For them it will be like turning a page in America that can never be turned back. And only a fool would think they won't do everything to destroy him after having made him appear so invincible. Unfortunately, combined with a lack of enthusiasm on the part of conservatives because he's actually such a weak candidate, they very likely will get their wish.
Pundits have already begun the endless debate over whether Mr. Romney’s wealth and religion are hindrances or assets. But there has yet to be any discussion over the one quality that has subtly fueled his candidacy thus far and could well put him over the top in the fall: his race. The simple, impolitely stated fact is that Mitt Romney is the whitest white man to run for president in recent memory.
Of course, I’m not talking about a strict count of melanin density. I’m referring to the countless subtle and not-so-subtle ways he telegraphs to a certain type of voter that he is the cultural alternative to America’s first black president. It is a whiteness grounded in a retro vision of the country, one of white picket fences and stay-at-home moms and fathers unashamed of working hard for corporate America.