The rainbow halo over President Barack Obama's head on Newsweek's cover isn't sufficient for some in the mainstream media. Now the meme is shifting to the inevitability of his re-election. Or so it would seem based on CNN's Your Money today. Anchor Ali Velshi devoted his heavy intellectual resources to the subject after discussing Mitt Romney's opposition to the auto bailout:
VELSHI: Joining me now from Washington is, CNN's chief national correspondent John King. John, I have a thesis I want to run by you. Mitt Romney has already lost the election because of this.
Voters in Ohio, auto workers and union members are alienated by his stance on the bailout. You know, John, because you spend a lot of time in Ohio like I have. It is GM country in large part.
They will hand that state to President Obama and without Ohio, probably Romney doesn't get to the White House. What do you think?
King at least partially agreed with Velshi's thesis: "You're absolutely right about the last part, without Ohio Romney most likely doesn't get to the White House." He went on to say that "Romney needs to get off this," meaning the topic of the auto bailout. "Would have, could have, should have, this is not a winning argument for him," said King.
Would have, could have, should have might well qualify as an Obama campaign slogan. Obama's successes were denied him by George W. Bush, Congressional Republicans, earthquakes, Fox News, tsunamis, the Arab Spring, ATMs. . . the list is endless.
The one thing he's got on his side are huge segments of the mainstream media. Having assiduously labored to get Obama elected, they're not about to admit their complicity in his many failures. The canonization, complete with rainbow halo, will continue. If Americans can be persuaded that the election's already been decided and Obama will work his miracles for the next four years, so much the better. It might tamper down GOP turnout.