I see a similarity in the tactic applied by the progressive media to the 2012 debates and the Progressives attention to the 2008 primaries. In the 2008 primaries the Progressives helped McCain get the momentum early which caused the conservative candidates to lose heart and drop out way too early. Huckabee stayed in until the end but didn’t get traction. McCain was easily defeated in the General election and we are suffering that outcome.
In these debates the liberal media moderators have been asking inane questions of the candidates thus trivializing the Republican candidates and ignoring Herman Cain and Michelle Bachmann who I consider to be the most conservative candidates. The media gives attention to Rick Perry and Mitt Romney as if they are the only electable Republican candidates. Rick and Mitt are the least conservative of the major candidates. Rick is very liberal on acceptance of illegal aliens leaving a large hole in our southern border and in the future of our national security. Mitt believes in global warming and enacted single payer insurance in Massachusetts raising huge questions on the conservative commitment to reigning in federal spending and reducing the national debt. Rick is losing ground in the polls and Mitt is being puffed up by the progressive media.
I recall the Florida Governor primary race in 2010 between Rick Scott, Bill McCollum and Mike McCallister. Bill McCollum was the media’s favorite. NEWSMAX was pushing Bill, as were the establishment Republicans. We patriots were pushing Rick Scott. Rick won the primary and went on to win the general election over Alex Sink. Encourage your favorite candidates to not give up on the primaries. If they drop out of the race, we can’t cast our vote for them.
Please note: the establishment Republicans want to change the moniker “establishment Republican” to “conservative Republican”. Don’t let them assume the title, they need to earn the title.
“Live long and prosper”, dump Obamacare – me.