September 08, 2011

What happened to the others?

I did not watch yesterday's debate, of course, but in reading the coverage today was startled by the fact that it seemed as if only two people, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, took part. There was practically zero coverage of any of the other six though they presumably said things. Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, and Newt Gingrich might as well have not been there, and Buddy Roemer was actually not there, not having been invited in the first place.

It looks like the media has started the winnowing process in earnest by deciding who is worth covering.

This must be particularly galling for yesterday's media darling Bachmann who just a couple of weeks ago was sought after by every news talk show following her first place showing in the meaningless Ames Iowa straw poll. She is learning that media suitors are awfully fickle. She is not one to go quietly into the night so watch for her to ramp up the crazy to try and regain the spotlight.


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You're right, and this is bad news for Romney, whose only hope is for a couple of other far-out loons to split the lizard-brain vote with Perry.

I want to think that Perry's belligerence on Social Security will really make him unelectable, but I have trouble believing that. Which is scary. Thanks a lot, Obama, for opening the door on SS and Medicare and giving everybody permission to walk through. You may get your reward when those programs are neutralized as a Democratic issue, but the rest of us will have to live with the consequences of having a Dominionist in the White House.

Posted by Steve LaBonne on September 9, 2011 07:31 AM

"Ramp up the Crazy" would make a great bumper sticker. Or perhaps a new Nike tag line. :-D

Posted by Tim on September 9, 2011 11:18 AM