I haven’t been watching the 2012 Republican Primary Debates. The debate stories I have been reading tell me same ‘ol – same ‘ol process. It seems the media moderators have chosen their gladiators by reducing camera time for Ron Paul and Rick Santorum, while setting up a Mitt Romney vs. Newt Gingrich Celebrity Death Match. Same old media driven story, just new players on their board. Gingrich seems to be painted as the firebrand of the podium while Romney is painted as stiff as a department store mannequin. But then Gingrich has always been a spotlight hog while Romney has always came across as deeply in need of a television personality. Perhaps Romney needs to borrow Barack Obama’s teleprompter. But I think the comment section of a human interest story on Romney, over at BuzzFeed, may have inadvertently stumbled onto the answer for Romney’s mannequin- like television appearances. Its gotta be the underwear! Those garments have to be way uncomfortable. If I was all trussed up like that, I would feel like a piece of rigid plastic also. The boys need room to breathe.
- Gingrich Outpaces Romney In Poll (myfoxny.com)
- GOP Race Remains Incredibly Volatile (elections.firedoglake.com)