Palin: Media Wants Romney to be the Nominee

On FNC’s Judge Jeanine  show, Judge Pirro asked Sarah Palin a number of questions about the GOP primary race on Saturday evening. At one point, Palin pointed out that Bachmann was probably hampered by some of her campaign staff early on(Ed Rollins comes to my mind.)  The most interesting thing to come out of the interview was her discussion about Mitt Romney. She dropped a bit of a bombshell when she said the following:

“I believe the mainstream media and Obama want to face Mitt Romney in the general election.”

This is true. It’s been true for the length of this campaign cycle, and Romney is the beneficiary of this media approach to handing Obama the easiest path to victory. Pirro tried to counter this with the argument that Romney is allegedly the most electable, but Governor Palin insisted:

“Well my opinion is that I can see what’s coming, and that’s that the media will try to bolster Romney so they can tear him down.”

This has been the media’s goal for this election from the beginning, and it’s why they’ve been angling for a Romney nomination from the outset.  The questions at the debates are always selected to play to Romney’s strengths, and I think Governor Palin’s right on the money here.  The fact is that much of what the media will say about Romney will be true, although I’m certain they’ll exaggerate or drop contextual nuances to some degree.  That’s the thing that will allow them to really clobber him. Watch the video of the interview here:


Meanwhile, the media meme of the evening is that Romney won this evening’s GOP debate on ABC.  It’s true that he performed as well tonight as he has performed in any of the debates, but the questions were asked in a manner so as to tee them up for him.  It’s clear that the media is pulling for Romney, and Palin was right to point it out.  The former Alaska governor is correct in suggesting it’s because they wish to subsequently destroy him, but the thing to bear in mind is that their campaign of destruction won’t kick into full gear until after the GOP convention, or at least until Romney has the nomination all sewn up.  By then, it will be too late and we’ll be stuck with him as they finally begin to give full coverage to his all too numerous warts.

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8 Responses to Palin: Media Wants Romney to be the Nominee

  1. Gail says:

    I see it the same way as Sarah…She is so right..

  2. Joe says:

    That's it…that's exactly what the Media is trying to do.

  3. mimsborne says:

    Romney didn't seem so strong to me last night. He was obviously clueless when asked about the Constitutionality of a state ban on contraceptives, and had to defer to the Constitutionalist on stage (Ron Paul). The only two people on stage who didn't look nervous when asked a question were the two oldest (Gingrich and Paul), and that's probably where age makes a difference.

    My own hope is that since the nomination process has been made deliberately slow this season, there is still time for other entrants. Seems like I've read that only 10% of the delegates will be chosen before Super Tuesday (March 6th).

  4. CPB says:

    I think the only winner in the debate last night was the idiotic media. The questions were obviously designed to try to start mutual candidate-bashing. Every question started out "XXX said blah blah blah. Do you agree/What is your opinion about XX/Do you think he's right or wrong/ etc, etc. There were absolutely no substantial questions designed to give a voter a sense of any candidate's stand on important issues; or maybe more important, a sense of comparing the differences between them. All Romney did was continually bash Obama, which is fine, I guess, because he deserves it, but it didn't tell me anything about Mitt or anyone else on that stage. They all know that Obama is not doing a good job – duh – so do most of the people in the audience. (Except the stupid debate moderators.) And the "banning contraceptive stuff" was such an incredible waste of time, – it DID make Mitt look pretty stupid and the Dems will probably use clips in commercials next fall against him. The REAL answer that should have been given – "That is a law that would never be passed because there is no way it could ever be enforced. Next question." Cut off the idiot-speak out of the moderators. I agree with Palin – if you think about it, that is exactly what happened to McCain (and her!) in '08. And we're just going to sit by and let them do it all over again. Sigh.

  5. Stand Taker says:

    Glad SP called this out.

    This is McCain all over again, right up to the neutered persona and "With all due respect, sir" impotent strategy. Romney wants to play patty cake politics like this is a normal election while Obama is ready to unleash all the evil his team can muster.

    I've noticed the term "Frontrunner" being used A LOT in the media lately in headlines and stories about Romney. They're shaping the script as we speak, just as they did in 2008. Sarah was the only thing that kept them at bay back then. Romney has no one to take the heat so they're going for the kill early.

    Pardon if this sounds like hysterics but this whole situation is ghastly. An unmitigated disaster when we direly need the exact opposite. Why is this happening to us?

    • MarkAmerica says:

      Stand Taker, it's worse than that. But you hit on something important, and you may want to check back in the morning. Thanks!

      • Stand Taker says:

        Oh I know it is, Mark. I really do.

        Will definitely be checking in tomorrow and for the forseeable future. Thank YOU.

  6. el polacko says:

    the media/dems will launch a brutal attack on whomever the republican candidate is. of our current choices, romney has the lightest amount of exploitable baggage. you can only harp on 'flip-flopping', state healthcare, and his mormonism for so long before they become empty charges. my only worry with mitt is that he can be a bit of a bore…he hasn't exactly set the debates on fire and so i wonder how he fare with barack. he is a handsome devil though. he ought to take a lesson from the kennedy-nixon contest and play up his sex appeal.