Thursday, April 26, 2007
Blunt, Jetton to endorse Romney for president
Media coverage of political campaigning continues to mystify me after all of these years.
KY3 Political Blog reports Governor Matt Blunt and Speaker of the House Rod Jetton will endorse the presidential candidacy of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney today.
On Wednesday, the networks and cable news channels were offering coverage of Arizona Senator John McCain's announcement that he will run for president.
If memory serves me correctly, and in this case, it definitely does, Sen. McCain has been running for president for the past few years. Why offer such heavy coverage of a so-called official announcement?
As for Blunt's endorsement of Romney, I seem to recall that he was at the kickoff for Romney in Massachusetts, manning the phone lines and calling all of his well-heeled connections to raise money. If that is not an endorsement of Romney's candidacy, I hate to think what our governor will have to do today to prove his loyalty.
It's time we stopped offering coverage of these non-events and actually offer some coverage of these candidates' views and the source of their campaign funding.