When Barack Obama chose to send a message to Vladimir Putin this spring at the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Korea, he couldn’t have know the mic was on as he conveyed words meant to be privately relayed to the Russian strong man.
If a Republican President had done what he did on that day in March the US media would have never let it go and the presidential election of 2012 would likely all but be over.
Here’s the elevator version of what transpired:
1. The Russians want the US to back off of implementing nuclear defense shields in Europe. Bush was not a match for them, but they rightly figured Barack H. Obama was.
2. Mr. Obama, being the sympathetic socialist leaning politico he clearly is, offered conciliatory words to the outgoing President Medvedev about why it is taking him so long to “get the deal done“–
Imagine the excitement within the ranks of our present major media cabal had they been able to play these words over and over again from a guilty Republican President:
Obama — Medvedev Conversation:
President Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.”
President Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…”
President Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”
President Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”
Net Effect: The Russians know they have an ally in Barack Obama, and complicit in this alliance is the giddy willingness of the active US news media to shield their boss from any scrutiny on even the most inept pronouncements leaving his lips.
MESSAGE from MITT ROMNEY to VLADIMIR PUTIN
A Brilliant Final Debate Play
Mitt Romney not only landed a diplomatic counter punch to Obama’s egregious Nuclear Security Summit error, but simultaneously sent a message to Putin who is eager for Obama to win the 2012 election.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBSDC/AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talked tough about Russian President Vladimir Putin during Monday night’s president debate. When confronted by President Obama who said that Romney called Russia the United States’ No. 1 threat, Romney came back saying that Russia was a geopolitical foe.
“Russia does continue to battle us in the U.N. time and time again. I have clear eyes on this. I’m not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia, or Mr. Putin,” Romney stated.
November 7, 2012 — Immediate Future with Russia, the US Media, and Presidential Reporting
Sometime after 11 PM EST on November 6, 2012, I believe we will enjoy these words from a largely despondent news media:
“We can now confidently inform you that Governor Mitt Romney has passed the magic number of 270 electoral votes and will be the next President of the United States.”
The left wing press will immediately go into action, enjoying four years of attacking a Romney administration over anything hinting of calling the Russians, Iranians, or any other country posing a threat, to account for their actions.
Small Words and Minds vs Big Picture
While a Romney administration tackles every serious issue promised by his campaign with a big picture focus, infantile main stream journalist minds will scrutinize small words he or a future Vice President Ryan utter, just as they have with the nasty word “binder” from Presidential Debate #2, so innocently used by Governor Romney.
But then small minds enjoy word games positing imaginary meanings to the most blameless remark of an honorable man in the Clintonian standard…
After all, for them the bar is proven low and what really matters is whatever “…the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”
James Michael Pratt is a New York Times bestselling author of inspirational fiction and non-fiction, editor and owner of Jerusalem Reports, and frequent contributor to Red State and other conservative sites. His personal website includes biographical and other information regarding his work. He can also be found on FACEBOOK and Twitter.