Sunday, December 16, 2007

Romney Beat The Press!

Romney was on Tim Russert's show today, and the early reports are that he did great!

Althouse: "I thought he sounded really Reaganesque — the tone, the pauses, the personal warmth."

Carol Platt Liebau: "Mitt Romney showed that he has the intelligence -- and the media savvy -- to do a good job in a presidential campaign."

My favorite part was where Russert pretended to not understand how something that works for an individual state wouldn't work the same for all 300 million Americans, like that would have no effect on the equation. That was one of the rare times that they actually got into issues.

Most of the interview Tim Russert focused on Romney's Mormon religion and the allegations of flip-flopping on the issues. The things Russert didn't ask Romney about include (but are not limited to):

The War on Terror
Competition with China and India
The Economy
Energy Independence
American Families and Values
Improving Education
Advancing American Technology

Basically, everything that Mitt Romney has made a cornerstone of his campaign was completely ignored. Tim Russert, by keeping the focus on his religion, and his critics at the ultra-liberal Boston Globe (who Russert cited ad nauseam) Russert effectively demonstrated the bias of the main stream media once again. He did a disservice to Governor Romney and his own viewers. Instead of focusing on the issues that matter to the American people, he does the bidding of the ultra left wing establishment. The questions may as well have been coming from George Soros or Michael Moore. Knowingly or unknowingly Tim Russert has hurt the democratic process, the only good thing to come out of this interview is that Romney handily demonstrated his ability to deal with such nonsense.

You can view the interview in its' entirety here:

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