Last Tuesday night Mitt Romney won the Arizona and Michigan primaries and once more “electability” was the issue. Almost one third of voters said it was their main reason for choosing Romney. According to interviews with the national media, some voters held their noses and voted for former Massachusetts governor on that issue alone. But as readers of this blog will know, they needn’t have held their noses. The man who shares Obama’s banker, Goldman Sachs, thinks that Syria has an opening to the sea and whose wife drives two Cadillacs, (presumably one at a time,) is not the most electable after all.
A Rasmussen poll released that same day says that Texas congressman, Ron Paul is the most electable. Paul tied Romney and beat all other Republican candidates in match ups with Barack Obama. If the definition of news is “man bites dog,” a phrase coined by Alfred Harmsworth, then one would think that this poll would get a mention. But the media has avoided the story like the plaque.
Romney 45% Obama 43%
Paul 43% Obama 41%
Obama 45% Santorum 43%
Obama 49% Gingrich 39%
Pamela Silver sent me this great cartoon. It was drawn by the talented Steve Morgan.