Romney’s not being treated like the incumbent
Contrary to this Memorandum thread, the media isn’t covering Mitt Romney as an incumbent. They’re covering him as a Republican.
Pointing out the media’s liberal bias has value. Using it as an excuse when a campaign isn’t performing to a level one might wish is not valuable. It’s a losing proposition for people who like to lose.
Reagan didn’t win two elections, the second in a landslide, because the media let, or helped him. Bush didn’t win, or not lose because of the media, either.
They won because they understood that campaigns, not media outlets, win elections. That’s a long known fact embodied in the grain of wisdom that Reagan went over the heads of the media directly to the people who elected him.
If the GOP wants to win in November, they’d do well to stop whining about the media and find a way to win, not look and sound like losers.
Running for president isn’t the same as applying for the job of CEO of America, resume in hand. In some ways, it’s closer to selling soap powder, than it is that.
Romney and Team Romney control whether they win, or lose in November, not the media. And if the campaign can’t handle the media without whining about it constantly, they certainly aren’t ready to govern the nation.
The right and Romney need to man up and win this thing while there’s time and quit complaining. That’s an admission of defeat, not a means of winning elections.