Mitt Romney is not going to win the White House if he doesn’t speak in plain terms about the true nature of this election campaign.
That is, if Romney doesn’t stand up and point out the obvious–that he’s not going one on one with Barack Obama, but rather one on two, with Obama being helped by the Main Stream Media–then he has no chance of rallying the support he needs to win the election. In a football game, a team can’t win if the referees are helping the other team. And in the Romney vs. Obama Bowl, the refs aren’t just calling the plays in favor of Obama; they are out on the field trying to tackle Romney themselves.
If Romney were to call out the media, he would not only get points for telling the truth, but he would also get points for courage. In other words, in standing up to the press on the national stage, Romney would upend two damaging clichés about his own persona: first, that he is a truth-shading maneuverer, and second, that he is not a bold and courageous leader.
It’s one thing for the media to strongly favor President Obama over Mitt Romney. We’re used to that. And if the issue at hand was merely partisanship, that wouldn’t be such a big deal to most Americans–I, to name one, am not a Republican.