Rick Santorum has the blessing of Rupert Murdoch and it's likely the 2012 presidency has already been chosen by the string pullers of media and government. However as a political media piece to deconstruct, the above presentation by Rachel Maddow is a fascinating snapshot of the United States that media historians in centuries to come will scratch their heads over.
There's no mention of policy. That's not important. However it does seem there's some nominal resistance as Roger Ailes of Murdoch owned FOX prefers Newt Gingrich. They are physically, emotionally and intellectually similar unlike Mitt Romney who is a little too dashing in a plastic sort of way for the FOX supremo to bestow his blessing. Rachel makes the point that is perplexing to the British who understand clearly that without Rupert Murdoch's seal of approval the Prime Ministerial candidates in the British elections are doomed. It seems the U.S hasn't grasped Murdoch/FOX News power preferring to believe that the best man wins. It's my view that this years GOP line up is so weak the winner will get the media push they need and the nearest threat will be hobbled at a crucial point. That's why McCain was allowed to run last time. A charity run kind of thing.
The owners (our owners) don't care about ideas of left and right. The job vacancy is invariably allocated long before the primaries begin. In the event of a surprise runner pulling ahead or winning there's a number of ways that can be fixed.
I mentioned it recently in my Forrest Gump assassinations post.
It seems the establishment is paranoid about the threat from conspiracy theories and so ordinary people are left asking why a 'theory' is so dangerous to western civilisation's elites?
All truth passes through 3 stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer