My question though is this; is the media doing something even more subtle to damage the Republican's chances to win in 2012?
Notice all of the articles about the "weak" Republican field. The polls showing that not many people can name a GOP candidate. The endless discussions about how nobody is jumping into the ring.
Now, look at your calender.
It's April 2011. Roughly 9 - 10 months from the first primary/caucus, depending on how the wrestling match over "first in the nation" events pan out. 16 months from the Republican National Convention. 19 months from the 2012 presidential election.
Traditionally campaigns don't start heating up until after the summer of the year before the election. I realize we are getting to the point of the perpetual presidential election in which the next election cycle starts the day after the election but it is not even summer yet.
Is there some subliminal messaging here? Is the media saying that there are no qualified or electable GOP candidates. That Republicans are afraid of Obama? Is this an attempt to make Obama appear unbeatable?
What are your thoughts?