The media will at least try to eviscerate any Republican. The only question is whether they do it before the nomination, or wait until after like McCain, the MSM's favorite Republican in 2008. Their 2012 favorite has been Romney, but Huntsman has been getting a lot of longing glances from the media recently.
I agree, the media will always turn on the Republican, it’s just a matter of when. The smart and successful Republican candidate will run around, over, or through the media and connect directly with the voters.
Reagan had a knack for that and Palin has shown that ability as well.