Posted by Brian
The Media Push ForThe "Anointed" One
There is plenty in this piece to be critical of, but I will comment on only a few of the "12 Reasons" stated:
#5 - Obama's Charm? While it was certainly a factor in 2008, much of his initial "wow factor" has evaporated. There are still going to be some that will fall for his canned lines, his speech cadence, and his on-cue smile, but many more have become disilluioned by his "promises", and now see him through a more jaded lens.
Notice also, that the media is starting to run these polls and puff pieces before they even know who is going to be running, or who will be the nominee. The only thing certain is that the media will run positive pieces on who they want to run against Obama, quoting RINO Republicans to bolster their case. Once that person gets the nomination though, the media will "discover" how "radical" they are and savage them in both news and opinion pages across the country right up to the day of the election. The difference is that this time we already see it coming.
12 Reasons Obama Wins in 2012
by Mark McKinnon, Myra Adams
The economy’s rebounding, his approval ratings are ticking up, and the GOP field is a mess. Mark McKinnon and Myra Adams on the president’s odds of a return ticket to the White House.
President Obama’s poll ratings are climbing. And the online prediction market Intrade has Obama at a 58.9 percent chance of winning a second term. Though November 2012 is light years away in political time, as Team Obama regroups in Chicago, they should be optimistic about their reelection prospects. Here are 12 reasons why:
1. Power of Incumbency
In the last 56 U.S. presidential elections, 31 have involved incumbents; 21 of those candidates have won more than one term. Based on these historical odds, Obama has a better-than-67-percent chance of winning reelection. In 2004, voters were not happy with the economy, the Iraq War or President Bush generally, and still he was reelected.
2. Love Story Continues
Though the mainstream media is now sometimes critical of President Obama, he has never faced the extreme 24-hour-a-day derangement that has plagued other recent presidents and potential candidates-to-be. This gentle treatment is worth millions to a campaign.
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