With the withdrawal of Newt Gingrich, what we’ve known for weeks—that Mitt Romney will be the nominee—becomes undeniable. If Mitt’s victory speech last night is any indication, he’s on his game and will bring the fight to Obama.
That means that the left and its MSM allies can focus on attacking Romney rather than spreading out their critiques among the other Republican candidates. And so accordingly, looking around at today’s articles, we see the usual assortment from the usual suspects.
For example, there’s this one by Jonathan Chait about how Romney is now starting his Etch-A-Sketch campaign, containing the truly risible comment, “It is certainly remarkable how little ridicule or scrutiny Romney has attracted in his rather brazen reversals.”
I was going to spend a lot of time doing research, documenting a bunch of the other things that are being said and how openly the media is carrying Obama’s water. But then I thought, why? It’s obvious at this point, and the exercise has become truly tiring.
Perhaps it’s because I’ve blogged so long. Perhaps it’s just that I’ve read so much and noticed essentially the same things over and over. I really wouldn’t mind if periodicals and writers openly defined themselves as biased to one side or the other. And some do, but many still profess an objectivity that they don’t demonstrate.
So I’d rather just say that I didn’t watch Romney’s speech (I’m not a speech person), but on reading it I was very impressed. The tone was confident but not cocky, eloquent but not flowery, aggressive but not nasty, and about as Reaganesque as possible without being an impersonation.