What if Barack Obama started to receive the “Hillary treatment”? Follow up: If Barack Obama were running against anyone other than Hillary, would he get away with comments like these?
I ask this because Big Tent Democrat at TalkLeft has his Obama Media Darling Theory. Latest installment here. It seems like he really believes that Obama will always remain the media darling. I happen to believe that the only reason Obama is the media darling is because he is running against the dreaded Clintons. Since we disagree, we are left in essentially with an impasse. I won’t argue my point other than to point people to Kerry’s treatment before and after he claimed the Dem nomination in 2004. But what if Obama loses media darling status?
Obama is running no better than Hillary against McCain. In fact, in some of the important, electoral vote rich swing states, he’s performing worse than Hillary against McCain. This despite the benefit of current “Media Darling” status. A lot of people seem to be betting on Obama receiving such glowing press coverage. But what if?
Update: Its obvious from the comments that I wasn’t entirely clear. I’m convinced that the only reason Obama is the “Media Darling” is because he’s running against Hillary and if he were running against anyone else (e.g. McCain) he’d be creamed by the press. I was being sarcastic because the “Media Darling” theory is something I find absurd if you are using it to show Obama is more electable than Hillary against McCain. Despite being hated by the media Hillary is doing at least as well as Obama.