The mainstream media might as well be Hollywood

The mainstream media might as well be Hollywood.

What makes this article even worse than usual is that it comes from a lecturer at Melbourne University. This is what she teaches:

  • Mitt Romney seems to tick all the boxes for a great presidential candidate but he is not quite there.
  • A good political campaign is about establishing a connection based on shared experiences, values and aspirations.

What a bunch of baloney. No wonder we live in a matrix. This Stephanie Brooks is a parrot that gets all of her squaking from CNN and FOX.

The true version of a good U.S. political campaign is:

  • Let banksters and CEO’s know you are on their side so the $$$ floods in
  • Make lots of friends at Goldman Sachs in particular & let them know you will look after them
  • Let the military industrial complex know you will spin the public into wars
  • Let Israel know you will throw $$$ and military hardware their way
  • Get approved by Club Bilderberg, CFR & Bohemian Grove

What separates the crooks from the crime lords is a matter of how well they manage to spin those points into something the public likes.

A good political campaign needs an emotional connection with voters, not just the right ideological shopping list.

The first votes in the battle for the US Republican presidential nomination were cast in Iowa this week. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the presumptive front runner, beat former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum by only eight votes, the narrowest winning margin in the history of the caucuses.

Santorum performed well above expectations, a result partly attributed to his determined on-the-ground campaigning across the state. Before the past week, his campaign had flown well below the radar of national media coverage. He is not the candidate with the most sophisticated campaign machinery or the most money.

He has, however, spent more time criss-crossing Iowa than any other candidate, in a pickup truck borrowed from a supporter. With little money for advertising, a skeleton staff and no security detail, he built his campaign on handshakes and face-to-face meetings.

There is a certain romance to the David-and-Goliath narrative emerging as the candidates move to nominating contests in New Hampshire, South Carolina and beyond. Already, questions are being asked about whether Santorum’s campaign will be able to grow quickly enough to handle the momentum swinging its way. Conventional wisdom says he will need to put a team in place to contest more populous states with bigger media markets where money and television advertising is thought to rule the day.

Romney seems to tick almost all of the right boxes for a presidential candidate: impressive campaign organisation, mastery of the issues, composure under fire and a policy platform carefully tailored to appeal to the mostly conservative Republican base.

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