National Non-Persons

“First, Ron Paul, Herman Cain and Jon Huntsman are all, for different reasons, being treated as national non-persons by the political media.

Second, political media has become a national freak show that moves from one flavor of the month to the next, without seriously addressing the things that voters care deeply about. Like jobs, wars, mortgages and poverty.

Who looked more asinine, Donald Trump running for president against the president’s birth certificate, or political television personalities who treated him seriously as a potential commander in chief?

Poor Rick Perry. He never understood that the beast that praised him, as it now praises Christie, will devour him, as it will devour Christie if he runs, which he is almost certainly too smart to do.

Third, it is impossible to have a serious discussion about serious issues on political television. The country hungers for serious politicians who will address serious matters, and for political television that does not treat the audience as though they are political consultants or village idiots.”

via Ron Paul should kidnap Chris Christie – The Hill’s Pundits Blog.

Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and the doors of perception (and cynicism) are wider, but it’s all too clear this year just who is being chosen for president by the media. They will not discuss anyone but Romney or Perry, and neither of those guys are very impressive. Neither would have my vote, even in the general election. It’s one of the few times I am thankful for the Internet.


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