Skip to comments.Midsummer Madness (Oliver North)
Posted on 08/09/2012 4:55:37 PM PDT by jazusamo
WASHINGTON According to the pollsters and the so-called mainstream media, as of the dead of summer, the presidential contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is a dead heat. We also are told this race is all about the "economy" or "jobs" or "middle-class taxes" or "repealing Obamacare." Or not.
Supposedly, we're turned off by negative campaign ads, but we also want to know whether Romney really caused the death of an unemployed woman a half-dozen years ago as alleged by a Democratic super PAC commercial. And of course, we all are looking forward to poring over every tax return ever filed by Romney and the hidden papers, test scores and college transcripts of young Obama. Or not.
It's now less than three months until our presidential election. With the closing of the London Summer Olympics, we are told by the potentates of the press that the American people will soon stop counting medals and debating which team is better, the 1992 "Dream Team" or the 2012 USA basketball team. In theory, that means that next week, we will abruptly shift focus to hiring a chief executive, head of state and commander in chief. Or not.
With the U.S. unemployment rate still higher than 8 percent and stagnant job growth, one might expect our media to begin a conversation about which candidate offers the best course of action for our economy. Don't count on it. Next week, the pollsters and pundits are likelier to focus on the Republican vice presidential selection.
Meanwhile, crucial national security issues that will be determined in less than 12 weeks are mentioned rarely by the candidates and by those covering their campaigns. All we really know for sure about Obama's national security policy is that he likes to "lead from behind...
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“Is it too much to hope that the matters above will rise in importance?”
Gosh jaz, hope you aren’t holding your breath. Knowin’ you’re not. :)
I hear you, rqsr. I’d bet Col. North is probably right — sadly!