On Morning Joe today there was talk about the Michele Bachmann photo on Newsweek, and Tina brown was on to defend her magazine. Brown says it depicts the intensity involved in the Tea Party, or something to that effect, but everyone with a wink and nod understood it was a hit job and publicity stunt. There was also much criticism of Rick Perry from Joe Scarborough, and then there was talk about Obama's operatives' plan to destroy Romney because he's a little strange. To give all this priceless analysis, in addition to Brown, were Sam Stein, Eugene Robinson, Chuck Todd and the mainstay Mike Barnicle. Counting Mika, that's 6 lefties against Scarborough and Ari Fleischer who came on later -- Scarborough and Fleischer are moderates and hardly count as voices of the Republican Party, especially the new Republican reps who lean more toward limited government. There was a recent poll shown regarding the positions of the Republican candidates and possible candidates like Perry -- Romney is in the lead, then in a virtual tie are Ron Paul and Rick Perry, and then close behind is Michele Bachmann. Of the declared candidates, Ron Paul is in second place, yet, there was not a word spoken about Ron Paul -- nothing.
It's obvious that the Left's strategy is to make Romney, Perry and Bachmann appear weird, radical or flat out crazy, and it's obvious they are ignoring Paul because they don't want to give him exposure, and they don't think he can win -- but he's polling in second place. If political analysis really mattered on Morning Joe, Paul coming is second is the story, but political analysis is a low priority on Morning Joe.
I will write more today about Ron Paul and the fact that he's getting high ratings from voters even as the media focus on the other candidates. Paul's message is the biggest threat to Obama's chances of reelection , and many pundits might be caught by surprise if Paul does good in Iowa. Right now, Paul is the invisible candidate, but only to the political class in DC.