Monday, January 30, 2012

I'm Always Willing To Give Drudge the Benefit of the Doubt, But...

Just throwing this out there...

Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) on Sunday attacked Mitt Romney for "unseemliness and overkill" in his aggressive campaign against Newt Gingrich, the candidate Thompson has endorsed.

Romney's "modus operandi, basically, is to play Mr. Nice Guy until somebody gets close to him," Thompson said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "And then he unleashes his attack machine. And that's what happened in Iowa and it's what's happening in Florida."

Thompson said that a story in Sunday's New York Times depicts "Romney's staff ... patting themselves on the back, talking about how mean and down they are. How they've got Matt Drudge in their back pocket. And how Romney is in on all of it."

For months, Drudge has been running a steady stream of pro-Romney and anti-Gingrich stories on his website, Drudge Report.

I have no idea where Matt Drudge stands on the whole Romney vs. Gingrich thing.

I know Drudge and Ann Coulter are good friends and Coulter is firmly in the Romney camp having been disappointed by Chris Christie's refusal to run for president himself...

(And of course Christie supports Romney...)

...but on the other hand I can't see Drudge playing the role of "yes, dear" to Coulter - no matter how close they are.

Anyway... while it's true Drudge has been running pretty much every pro-Romney, anti-Gingrich piece out there... well... he's also been posting the pro-Gingrich, anti-Romney stuff.

Anyway... just found this piece interesting. Make of it what you will and in the meantime... keep reading Drudge... and keep reading Usually Right!


William R. Barker said...

I must admit, after coming across... the lead link at Drudge this morning it is a bit harder to give Matt Drudge the benefit of the doubt.


The above-referenced NBC story is the kind of bogus "already been dealt with" attack thinly disguised as "news" that doesn't deserve a link from Drudge.


"Sources close to Nancy Reagan said..."


Yeah... "sources..."


"...Andrea Mitchell reported on her MSNBC program."


In a way, though, this sort of overreach might well turn out to be part of the fuse for the Gingrich comeback.

It's SO frigg'n obvious what the Romney forces and their allies are doing...


One word: Backlash.

William R. Barker said...

Matt Drudge, who has a relationship with top Romney officials...