Santorum thinks he can somehow cobble together a coalition of evangelicals and crony capitalists to take the White House. This is a man who loathes small government and believes that government should reflect a certain set of “moral” values. Specifically his.
Put aside the hyperbole in bold type in this video. Put aside the dramatic music. What it offers is a pretty accurate account of how the media handled Ron Paul in the 2012 election. It was nasty, it was probably coordinated, and the media effectively thwarted a campaign which threatened to derail the Romney campaign and I think it is fair to say ultimately the Obama campaign.
It’s perfectly reasonable to expect the White House to stonewall the Benghazi investigation. There are fears that whatever happened that night might reflect poorly on the president, and perhaps even more importantly now, on Hillary Clinton who wants to be president. It makes sense that a White House which plays hardball all the time, plays hardball with reporters.
It doesn’t make it right however. Some reporters, many who have long cheered this president are starting to speak out, softly.
Republicans have for quite a long time allowed the Democrats to define them as the “against” party. Grumpy old white men against stylish, urban, open minded professionals. Rich people against everyone else. Red against blue. (And red is not a conservative color. “Better dead than red,” did not mean better dead than Republican. A “red state” is North Korea not Texas.)
The GOP has been one step behind, countering the Dem zig and zag. A party on its heals. This is a way to lose.
As usual Peter Schweizer is right. Last year was a good year for crony capitalists.
Say what you will about the Breitbart suite of online media. Are they over the top sometimes? Absolutely. But do they also do great reporting and interesting and valuable news? Without doubt. The attached article is an example of this.
What Romney just told his major donors is not clear.
I have been very open in my support for Ron Paul. I personally believe he is the last best chance for us to save the remnant we have of the Republic and from there reestablish it to what it should be. I also think that Ron Paul has an excellent chance of beating Obama. He might even have a better shot than Romney.
One of the biggest stories not being covered by the old media is the contrast in crowd numbers between the 2 GOP rivals. Ron Paul, week after week is getting crowds of 5,000, 6,000, nearly 10,000 to hear him speak. Romney can barely fill a college lecture hall. And this is why Romney’s camp is getting nervous.
Ron Paul calls Santorum out. I had to document it for ACC.