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Romney’s Vulnerability and Media Disconnect

I’ve got up a post at CNN.com right now on Mitt Romney and what the media is missing in its 2012 analysis.

When the bulk of the Republican pundits and prognosticators support one candidate, the reporters and political analysts who rely on those Republicans tend to act as if that candidate is the one everybody supports.The media, in effect, have become film critic Pauline Kael, who allegedly expressed surprise when Richard Nixon won, because no one she knew had voted for him.This is what is going on with Mitt Romney. Just about every Republican pundit, commentator, and prognosticator that the media rely on for an insider take on the GOP — no matter how objective the inside take is expected to be — is within the Mitt Romney sphere of influence.

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