CNN's John King explains the importance of a televised debate. Be sure to tune in TONIGHT as the Republican presidential candidates face off in the Western Republican Debate at 8p.m. ET.
If the media cared to stay relevant, maybe they should consider what the public actually thinks versus what
is being force fed to them. Following are excerpts from various websites
stressing the obvious–media behavior in "deciding" the GOP candidate:
From Politico: "More than 150 major stories since Sept. 12 have been written, as well as thousands of asides offered, about how the GOP was now a “two-man race” between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. It was “baked in the cake.”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66256.html#ixzz1bE7EzPxv
From American Spectator: "Notwithstanding the fact that not a single ballot has
been cast in any of the Republican primaries, there seems to be a concerted
effort by the liberal media to bestow the GOP nomination upon former
Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney."
"The liberal media might want to call off the coronation. After all, we don't
elect kings. Republican voters might like to have their say as to who becomes
their nominee against President Obama. At this point, Mitt Romney simply hasn't
earned the GOP nomination."
From American Thinker: "Why, then, do I cringe at the thought of Mitt Romney as
the next U.S. president? Is it his numerous flip-flops? There is no denying
that he has changed his views on practically all important issues and made it a
habit of trimming his sails to suit the prevailing winds, slavishly following
the contortions of social and political fashion. It almost seems as if he
starts his day by studying the latest public opinion surveys and adjusts his
position to keep in step with the reigning views du jour. He puts one in mind
of the proto-socialist French politician, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin (1807-1874),
known for his famous dictum: "There go the people. I must follow them, for I am
their leader." (Sort of like President Obama's formula of "leading from
The GOP debates have taken on the character of kindergarten "food fights."
Allowing that environment is a product of collective media staging and
sponsoring organizations/networks–full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Newt Gingrich remains the "adult in the room." Thank you for your time!
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