Here's the problem: the Establishment of both political parties ignore and despise the "New Media". They fear and are subservient to the Old Media (really the media/government/party complex), and want to please them. Hence, Romney.
“the Establishment of both political parties ignore and despise the “New Media”.”
They may despise it, but they don’t ignore it. The Leftists actually took the bull by the horns, and used the “New Media”, the internet to great advantage in the campaign of 2008 for example, and are using it again for 2012.
Going back to Clinton the “New Media” was an effective tool for them as well.
There was an article within the past several weeks posted here at FR about how the “New Media” is neck and neck with the “Old Media” as in 50% each in viewership/readership. I think that’s having a tremendous effect on the “Old Media”, and will continue.
It’s that sort of thing, the advancement of the “New Media” that says to me that we the people have a chance of fighting back. Free Republic is our tool (THANK YOU JIM) to fight the Leftists including the RINO’s of which Romney is a major one.
I think the major reason for the Romney push by the GOP actually is that he has played the old political distribution of treasure’s trick pre campaign, and has lots of support from those within the GOP he’s made many a promise to. That, and money. He’s bought, and paid for that endorsement I think, and it will be difficult to turn the RINO leadership of the GOP away from their deal with Romney, but the people en masse can, and hopefully will bust up their game.
It’s our country for the wheeling and dealing, not theirs. They are elected representatives, or they are elitists within the fringes of the government that are, or wish to control it. We had better be sure we take control of it completely, and put them out of their game.