September 30, 2012

TIM CAVANAUGH: If Romney’s Losing, Why Do The Media Act Like He’s Already The President? Well, only for the purpose of being blamed. It’s like he’s already been elected “scape-President” or something.

And this seems right: “Romney is also the incumbent in a cultural sense–he is the old, rich, white guy that 45 years of higher education and Hollywood have inveighed against. He has a stake in the system and values that two successive generations of elites have been taught to hate.”

Obama, of course, is just the reverse. How’s that working out? Bad enough that the media have had to create the new office of “scape-President” to distract from it. . . .