Hal Sparks and Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America discuss CPAC and how the Republican party continues to lose the culture wars. Sparks says they want to appeal to groups like Latin@s, but in reality, the only “growth and opportunity” they want is for billionaires. Watch the full video here.
Eric Boehlert, senior fellow at Media Matters for America, and Tina Dupuy, editor-in-chief of TheContributor.com, discuss whether Mitt Romney’s claims of momentum in the final days of the 2012 election are valid.
“In the summer and early fall when Obama was ahead, it was really tied. Now that it’s tied, Romney’s sort of ahead — he sort of gets the benefit of the doubt,” Boehlert says. “Romney would also be the first candidate to have the momentum who trails in every toss-up state that he has to win.”
“Republicans always act like they’re 10 points ahead,” Dupuy says. “Democrats always think that they’re 10 points behind even when they’re 20 points ahead.”
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“So not only have we never seen a media movement call the shots in a presidential campaign quite like this before, but we’ve certainly never seen such a radical media movement be given this much influence for a White House run.” Media Matters explains how conservative media is essentially dictating Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign: http://bit.ly/P0VJaB
Fox News Barbie-bot Monica Crowley attempts to state her case that Obama is a “bigot.” How she got there, we’re not too sure. (via Media Matters)