Why the media make such a big deal about each new (and doomed) GOP Flavor of the Month
Jacob Weisberg at Slate says that the media, for their own self-interested reasons (i.e., as reporters who want a long and exciting race, and as liberals who want to divide and weaken the GOP), are engaged in “an insider conspiracy” in which they make believe that there is a wide-open contest for the Republican nomination, when in fact Romney is the all-but-inevitable winner:
So expect to hear more and more about less and less likely alternatives to a Romney victory in the coming weeks. Jon Huntsman, the only candidate yet to enjoy a moment of popular enthusiasm, could do better than expected in New Hampshire. Once Rick Perry joins Michele Bachmann in dropping out, conservative sentiment could coalesce around the unlikely survivor Rick Santorum. Chris Christie could still change his mind! Anything could happen, of course, but it won’t. In the end, the GOP is overwhelmingly likely to nominate Romney because he is the most electable candidate available and at this point, no one else can beat him.
As one living in Georgia and active in local politics, I can tell you that the race here (and probably in bordering southeastern states such as Tennessee, Alabama, North and South Carolina, and Kentucky) will be between Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Mitt Romney will be a distant fourth.Al H. writes:
In reply to reader Gordon B.’s comment:
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