MSNBC host Chris Matthews — who has been railing pretty hard on Mitt Romney lately — made a broad-sweeping generalization about where the media stands when it comes to the 2012 Republican primary race.
From tonight’s discussion with Steve Schmidt, senior strategist for the 2008 McCain-Palin campaign:
Matthews: “Steve Schmidt, my friend, you talk to a lot of Republicans out there. Are they aware that the media is basically rooting for Santorum out of sheer fear of the ennui, the boredom that will set in if it looks like Romney locks this thing up? At the moment he locks this thing up, we face a long, dull summer of Mitt Romney.”
Schmidt: “I think it’s pretty obvious when you look at the coverage of the race where most of the reporters are, where their rooting interests are so far in the race.”
THE LEGACY MEDIA IS ROOTING FOR SANTORUM BECAUSE THEY KNOW OBAMA WILL DESTROY HIM AND WIN RE-ELECTION - AND THAT OBAMA WILL LOSE TO ROMNEY.