With “loser” narrative, press doing to Romney what it did to Kerry and Gore


The press is doing to Romney the same thing it did to John Kerry, and to Al Gore before him: Covering him as a loser, writes John Cook. “A weird loser. A distant loser, who is ‘uncomfortable in his own skin’ and ‘failing to connect’ with ‘regular voters.’ The contempt and pity for him as a candidate is almost palpable, and each moment in the campaign is distorted imperceptibly, as if by magnetism, to reinforce the Romney caricature. This is how we got a flurry of stories, for instance, about how Romney doesn’t know why airplane windows don’t roll down.”