Over at the Corner, Mark Steyn sees the Cain kerfuffle as just another media-generated distraction from the real issues in those (already) overlong campaign:
What ought to make America “uncomfortable” is that it’s broke and it’s heading for collapse. But, judging from the preoccupations of our media, very few Americans are discomforted by that.
Read the whole thing.
Seems there is a strange serendipity between the Decmocrats’ desire to keep the focus on the Republican candidates’ purported pecadilloes and the the media’s coverage of the said candidates, photoshopping a picture of one, turning over a rock on the property another leased, pulling out the smelling salts when the spokesman for yet another puffs on a cigarette.
This is not to say there are not real problems with the plans put forward by the candidates in question — or to belittle the flaws in their approach or the stands they have taken, but to wonder at the coverage of this campaign.
The nation has a sour economy, our federal government is running massive deficits, administration scandals go unreported, energy developers can’t access our nation’s abundant resources while bureaucrats impose rules on entrepreneurs making it more difficult for them to remain in business, much less create new jobs and those covering the campaign act like they’re envious of reality-show producers.
In an environment like this, it’s no wonder charismatic candidates without records rise to to the top.