The media’s campaigning for Obama isn’t fooling Americans; it’s just making Obama’s obtuseness worse. If you’re behind at halftime, you don’t go to the cheerleading squad to ask what you’re doing wrong.
Absolutely nothing! You’re perfect! Don’t change anything!
But we’re behind by 7 points …
You’re great! You’re the best team ever!
With Obama unable to compete in a fair fight, debate moderator Candy Crowley had to become Obama’s wingman, injecting herself into the debate by declaring Obama the winner on the question of whether he had called the Benghazi attack an “act of terror” the day after the attack. Only after the debate, when everyone had gone home, did Crowley admit that Romney was right on Libya.
(If Obama called the Benghazi attack an “act of terror” in his Rose Garden speech, then he also said the victims of that attack were buried in the “hallowed grounds of Arlington Cemetery” and that he had visited them at Walter Reed — other comments in that speech not specifically referring to the Benghazi attack.)
Crowley stopped Romney from talking about Fast and Furious on the grounds that it had nothing to do with guns. She didn’t take a single question on Obamacare — the universally loathed monstrosity that fueled the 2010 Republican landslide and continues to be a thorn in America’s side.
In the media room, journalists cheered Obama’s cheap shot about Romney being rich, according to The Washington Times. Say, who did the Democrats run for president right before Obama? That would be the richest man in the U.S. Senate, John Kerry. But liberals believe Kerry acquired his fortune more honestly than by building businesses and creating jobs. He married a rich woman.
For all the media cheerleading, millions of Americans still know they’re out of work. They know, as Michael Jones noted, that everything is more expensive, including even-handed moderators.
Ann Coulter is an author and political commentator.