Is Huntsman The Establishment's Spoiler To Ron Paul As The 'Anyone But Romney' Candidate?Submitted by shifty1032231 on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 14:51
With Santorum's sudden rise at the very end of the Iowa it looks like the media is pushing for Huntsman to spoil Ron Paul's rise/Romney's fall in NH
By Paul Joseph Watson
Just as they threw their considerable weight behind Rick Santorum last week in a successful bid to prevent Ron Paul from finishing in the top two in Iowa, the establishment media has now turned to former Obama administration official Jon Huntsman in a desperate move to block Paul from winning the “anyone-but-Romney’ crown in New Hampshire.
Although polls show Paul has a comfortable lead over Huntsman going into tonight’s primary, we are seeing a mirror image of last week’s rhetoric in that the media is trumpeting Huntsman as the candidate with the most “momentum” in the final hours before voting.
Forget about the powers that be not wanting Paul to win, they’re petrified of him event finishing a distant second. The establishment is terrified that Ron Paul could take the silver medal because it could provide the Congressman with the momentum he needs to emerge as the primary challenger to Mitt Romney going forward.
That’s why the likes of CBS News have even sunk to the depths of editing out Ron Paul’s second place finish from on-screen poll result graphics as well as on-air discussions.
As Reason’s Brian Doherty writes today, ” That Huntsman might pull ahead of Paul into second today in New Hampshire has been widely said with very little evidence, which certainly feeds into the Paul fan paranoid narrative that the media is desperate for anyone-but-Paul to become the anointed anyone-but-Romney. I am even now watching cable tv pundits, presenting the current 20-13 Paul-Huntsman polling, still talking as if Huntsman beating him is reasonable to expect today.”
Even liberals like Slate’s Dave Weigel are urging disgruntled Democrats to act as Paul spoilers in the GOP race by voting for Huntsman, ludicrously claiming that Huntsman can defeat Obama when the latest poll shows he would be easily beaten by the President, while Paul is almost tied with Obama in a hypothetical run-off, second only to Romney.