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Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Flitting from attack to attack

The Obama spin machine has blown a fuse. First, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was selected as Mitt Romney’s running mate, the David Axelrod brain trust told us, because Mitt Romney capitulated to the right. But that didn’t really stick, and it wasn’t true (which counts for something). Then it was a disastrous pick because Ryan, and well, Medicare . . . don’t you see? Romney and Ryan flicked that away in a “60 Minutes” interview and, in fact, started attacking President Obama for using $700 billion from Medicare to pay for Obamacare.

New spin: “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan wrapped up a whirlwind three-state introduction tour for ‘America’s Comeback Team,’ but with the candidates splitting off until Tampa later this month, Romney faces a new challenge: Competing for attention with his rock star running mate.” The only thing missing is the slightest bit of evidence anyone in the Romney camp feels this way. To the contrary, the only person this reporter spoke to in the Romney camp said this was a non-issue.

This is, to put it mildly, the sort of non-story that Democratic operatives feed to the media, knowing it will receive no scrutiny. But “reporters” have copy to deliver, and it sort of sounds plausible, and besides it’s not flattering to the Romney team, so what the heck, hey?!

The left-leaning media is understandably irritated that Ryan is doing so well. Therefore, the urge to invent conflicts and divine problems goes into hyper-drive. Get used to it. Just as the left is convinced the public will buy lies about the Romney agenda, it is certain it will eat up a ton of ”process” stories, true or not.

It must be annoying to the left. You see, the GOP is supposed to be the ”stupid” party, if you list to liberal elites. They don’t believe in science or something. And here they have two wonky candidates demanding a serious debate on the issues. Plus, they are really good at math. To top it off, the Ryan pick is being greeted as a relief from the campaign of petty attacks — that would be the entire Obama campaign. You can understand the frenetic response.

By  |  05:35 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Categories:  2012 campaign, Media

 
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