Is Romney the real Manchurian candidate?
This is a frightening situation. The US press as a whole is not vetting Mitt Romney the same way they did not properly vet the Iraq War decision by George W Bush.
There is no doubt according to Romney's statements and alliances that he would put us on a path to war with Iran. That in fact is the prime reason that he has universal neo-con and far right support. To elect Romney is tantamount to making Benjamin Netanyahu US Secretary of Defense.
But the US press is letting Romney skate by on this simply by avoiding real interviews. We're talking about polls and the Republicans are taking us to war, again.
Every one of Romney's arch supporters and benefactors publicly called for George W Bush to attack Iran before he left office. Romney won't refuse them. And our press is going to let him go into the election without talking about it?
I hate to say it and hope for the best, but the fact is our national news media made a lot of money on high ratings during the Iraq War. I wish they had the sense to make some money challenging wars before they happen.
Secondly; we learn a lot about the psychological make-up of candidates by asking them personal questions which don't involve politics. It wasn't important policy-wise that President Obama was so hard pressed to speak on his race and religion. But we learned alot about the soul and temperament of the man by seeing him deal with those questions. I am not criticizing Mitt Romney's religion or virtue, but he should speak to his relationship to his church and its troubled racial past and yes, polygamy. It should be demanded by our press that he talk about the violent incident he instigated in high school. He presently says he 'has no recollection' while dozens of witnesses and co-conspirators recall the incident vividly.
The public airwaves are filled with 3rd party ads and promotions for propaganda films painting President Obama as a traitor and a devil, all in support of Romney, whom, I think, is the real Manchurian candidate here.
God help us, the press isn't willing.