CD of the day: Oscar Peterson — “The Paris Concert” (1978)
The presidential primaries begin in just a few hours. The press desperately wants someone, anyone, to snatch Iowa away from Romney. The very last thing they want is for Mitt to win it all early on. If that happens, what the hell are they gonna report on for the next seven months? Our Justice Dept. sending firearms into the hands of drug thugs in Mexico? Green-energy ripoffs and kickbacks? Battery-powered vehicles that explode? Why, that’s crazy talk… ABCNBCCBSCNNMSNBC doesn’t give a shit about any of those things.
I, on the other hand, want Mitt to quickly assume the throne of Presumptive Nominee. Because of if the mainstream media doesn’t want it (whatever “it” is), then it’s a good thing. I want Romney to wage a year-long battle against Obama. Indeed, he seems to have already started. But this is exactly what the press doesn’t want, especially that portion which is so in-the-tank for Obama’s reelection that it’s beyond the pale. They want to see a bloody, protracted, intra-GOP war so that the general campaign can be that much shorter.
Let’s not give them that satisfaction.