I wonder if John Edwards decided to endorse Obama in order to get into better graces with the media. Or maybe he wanted to join the mad rush (and given the results yesterday from West Virginia, I do mean mad) of Democratic leaders, including a number of superdelegates, to their party’s frontrunner.
The MSM so wants this thing to be over and to have Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee that they’ve decided no one cares about HIllary’s landslide victory in West Virginia. It’s irrelevant because it doesn’t fit their narrative.
That’s not the only thing that doesn’t fit their narrative. They’ve borrowed the Obama campaign’s rhetoric that any thing John McCain or Republicans do or say to question the one-term senator’s qualifications for the White House represents an “effort to distract us.”
Note the similarity between Obama’s comment that McCain uses “the very same playbook that his side has used time after time in election after election” with the language from the Newsweek article I cited in this post: the GOP â€œhas been successfully scaring voters since 1968.”
Both the Obama campaign the Newsweek reporters are using that same-old left-wing excuse to explain away the Democratic losses in seven of the last ten presidential elections. It was only in realizing the foolishness of this excuse that Bill Clinton was able to craft a winning strategy for two of the three elections the Democrats didn’t lose.
So much does that Newsweek article offer the Obama campaign’s version of one of McCain’s criticisms of the likely Democratic nominee that its reporters neglected to mention that what prompted one McCain campaign criticism, suggesting Obama is the preferred candidate of the terrorist group Hamas, “was top Hamas political adviser Ahmed Yousef saying the terrorist group supports Obama’s foreign-policy vision and hopes he wins” (Via Powerline).
Just as some in the MSM find any stories on problems Obama might have with his party’s base distractions from the news they want to report so too do they find distracting any criticisms John McCain, his supporters or others make of the likely Democratic nominee even if such criticisms are based on fact.
But, to them, any criticism of Obama must needs be mudslinging or speaking in “innuendo and code.”