Media Begins Push For Obama 2nd Term

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The Media Push ForThe "Anointed" One

Though many in the media are not completely happy with "the anointed one", believing he has not been liberal enough (which speaks volumes), they would rather eat broken glass than see a Republican get into office. Thus, we are already starting to see stories and polls of Barack Obama rising from the ashes of the 2010 mid-term "shellacking" that his party took.
There is plenty in this piece to be critical of, but I will comment on only a few of the "12 Reasons" stated:

#2 - The authors admit that the mainstream press is biased for this President, speaking of the "gentle treatment" he gets.  Keep this in mind when you read all of the puff pieces on him over the next twenty-one-plus months.

#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.

#6 - The authors are just downright dishonest on reason #6.  Their claim that the economy is improving, using the upswing in the stock market as an example, is naive. At best, the economy is stagnant.  Inflation is cutting into people's savings and businesses are still laying people off.  They also say that unemployment has dropped, completely ignoring that people have dropped off the unemployment rolls, not because they have found employment, but because they have exhausted all of their benefits, or have given up altogether and have entered the welfare rolls - which are not counted as part of the unemployment numbers.

#8 - Obama the Moderate?  How long will the media be able to sell this line? If they consider him a moderate, what must that say about the press in this country?  Simply pointing out on a continuous basis the radical leftists in his inner circle, both current and former (Van Jones, anyone?), the radical agenda he has already shoved down the throats of the American public, and his "Green" agenda which he has yet to implement, is going to make it more difficult for him to stay focused and on-message than in 2008.

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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