If the mainstream journalists had to pick one Republican currently running for the presidential nomination to be the next president of the United States, I am pretty sure that most would pick Mitt Romney, because he’s the smartest guy in the race.
However, a Republican nominating process in which Romney easily wins all of the primaries is boring. The MSM hopes for an exciting contest to give them something to report on. They want someone to challenge Romney and give them things to report about week after week.
Furthermore, although I said that most mainstream journalists would pick Romney over any other likely Republican, most mainstream journalists would also pick any likely Democrat over Romney. So the MSM couldn’t be more delighted than I if someone defeats Romney, but that person is so unelectable there’s no chance of him or her defeating Obama in the general election.
It would be even better if this unelectable person who defeats Romney is someone who epitomizes everything they think they hate about Republicans and makes them feel good and righteous for supporting Obama. Yes, the person they really want to win the Republican nomination is Sarah Palin. But alas, she doesn’t appear to be running. So they need to root for someone else.
That person might have been Michele Bachmann, because she seems rather Palin-like, and she’d certainly lose to Obama because of her lack of gravitas. But I think the MSM has decided they prefer Rick Perry as the anointed challenger to Romney, because Perry is really stupid . You surely have to be pretty stupid to get a 2.22 gpa while majoring in animal science. What the heck kind of major is animal science anyway? It sounds like the kind of major for people who aren’t smart enough to major in English or accounting, or God forbid a real science like Chemistry or Physics. In contrast, Michele Bachmann, even though she went to a pretty bogus-sounding law school, has an LLM and she passed the bar exam, so she has to be nearly equal in intellect to Joe Biden.
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It’s too bad that the MSM is a lot better at unearthing embarrassing facts about Republicans then they are about Democrats. I’d really like to know what Obama scored on the SAT and the LSAT.