Monday, February 04, 2008

Establishment Presidential Candidates

John McCain and Hillary Clinton are the establishment candidates.

Catch the Fox News mini-debate between the pair, exclusively?

Why weren't Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee part of the limited time?

Fox News wasn't fair in that approach of exclusion.

Meanwhile it's all over between Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama according to Reuters since Hillary Clinton may unite Republicans Mon Feb 4, 2008.

Washington Post article glowing with slant towards McCain. Who says McCain is the frontrunner going into Super Tuesday? A few mainstream media sources who cite whatever study of the day shows a slim lead favoring McCain for that moment in time?

GOP Senators Reassess Views About McCain
His Old Foes Still Wary Of His Pugnacious Style
By Paul Kane
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, February 4, 2008; A01

Now, with the conservative maverick on the brink of securing his party's presidential nomination...

Sensing the increasing likelihood that he will be the nominee...

ACU's David Keene Says Press Favors McCain
Sunday, February 3, 2008 5:56 PM
By: Ronald Kessler Article Font Size

John McCain is largely a creation of the media, David Keene, president of the American Conservative Union, tells Newsmax.

“McCain has gotten a free ride from the media,” says Keene, who has endorsed Mitt Romney for president. “Indeed, he’s gotten better treatment than any GOP candidate I can remember.”

While tagging other candidates “flip-floppers,” Keene says “admiring reporters” ignore McCain’s flaws and the fact that he has “changed or obfuscated his position on more issues this cycle than any other candidate. And that’s saying something.”

A lynchpin of the conservative movement, Keene has headed the ACU, the country’s oldest and largest conservative grass-roots lobbying group, since 1984. With one million members, the ACU runs the Conservative Political Action Committee’s (CPAC) annual conference in Washington and publishes an annual Rating of Congress , the gold standard for ideological assessments of members of Congress.

Keene says McCain routinely rewrites his own record, and his version is accepted by the media.

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