Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Super Tuesday Recap

The Path to Victory
As predicted below Romney won big on Super Tuesday - and despite winning 6 0f 10 states the media basically paints it like he lost. Reasonably minded consevative radio hosts like Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt have called the media out on that point.  Romney has won and that is it - and why media types want to portray the primary as still a horse race is beyond many.

And, in fact, the fix is still in amongst media types against Romney. Fox News, the most virulent anti-Obama organization there is, still diminishes Romney's frontrunner status and disdains his gains - and this from a candidate who has exit polling showing that Mitt is most characterized as the candidate who can best beat Obama in the general election.  All I, and any reasonable person, can gain from this is that those who want to win the general election and beat Obama voted for Romney.  Those that are foolish idiots voting for other ridiculous, meaningless reasons are voting for the other guys.  And why are we having this election?

Meanwhile, the press is overly lazy in analyzing Romney's win.  Early last night Fox News wouldn't call the Vermont and Virginia races early and their anchors trashed Romney before they called it 20 minutes later (but if you listened to local conservative radio you would know that the exit polls already had the races for Romney).  So why did they toy with him?  On MSNBC they suprisingly grudgingly gave him due - but also cricized him the next hour.  Chris Mathews lauded Romney this morning and later tonight castigated him on his nightly show (sheesh - take your meds Chris).  On CNN Donna Brazille said Romney should have won Ohio by a larger margin even though he trailed by 20 point two weeks earlier.  On FOX a liberal analyst said Romney had a problem with "conservatives, tea partiers, women and children".  Didn't know "children" voted exactly, and Romney actually won the women vote in Ohio and actually split the Tea Party vote with Santorum.

They are lazy.  And they are the press.

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