Regardless, the fear here from both the Obama people and their media allies is palpable.
Barack Obama is a sitting President of the United States who was not vetted in 2008. Moreover, any attempt at looking into Obama's past (and even his failed record as President) has always been met with charges of racism from both the media and the White House. And now, once again, what we have here is the Times leading with this story and the rest of the media running with it in an obvious attempt to terrify those planning to do the job they won't.
What more could David Axelrod ask for? The MSM leaks the story before any damage is done by the actual campaign and Romney somehow gets blamed. Win-win.
Why else would the media make such an issue of a plan that's only been proposed and then make damn sure we all know the name of the man behind the super PAC, Joe Ricketts, and that he's a memeber of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs. The other subtext here is a message to the grassroots to use the Cubs to start a boycott.
This is pure, undiluted media intimidation.
And why should we be surprised? Just yesterday, Maggie Haberman of Politico took it upon herself to publish oppo-research on a private citizen who dared appear in a Romney ad.
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