There are actually three separate dynamics going on here.
1) Who represents the greatest threat to the status quo of big government under corporate control?
2) Who poses the greatest threat to Obama?
3) Has there ever been another Presidential Candidate in the last 20 years that has been able to unite the American people?
Whether you are watching CNN and MSNBC (left leaning) or Fox News (right leaning), one thing they seem to agree on is to not whisper the name “Ron Paul”. So why is it that the Left and Right perspectives in the media are agreeing in unison to ignore Ron Paul? We witnessed this same phenomenon in the last cycle in 2008. By Obama’s own statement very early in the primary season, he was quoted as saying that he considered Mike Huckabee the best candidate in the Republican field. Do you remember how the media either blasted or repeatedly tried to ignore Mike Huckabee? And he was not as big a threat to big government as Ron Paul is now.
Then there was Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party’s nominee who was officially blacklisted from all national media coverage. Only Lou Dobbs, formerly on CNN was brave enough to defy our controlled mainstream media by giving Baldwin one good, but very short interview. Glenn Beck was repeatedly asked and absolutely refused to ever interview Chuck Baldwin or even whisper his name. What was Pastor Baldwin’s most passionate line at campaign stops all over the country? “When Chuck Baldwin becomes President of the United States, the New World Order comes crashing down!”
So we know that if you are against the true powers that be, you can not get much media coverage from the Left leaning or Right leaning programs. But what is very unique this time around is that Ron Paul because of his positions against all the unconstitutional wars and championing the cause of personal liberty has gained support from voters of all parties and Independents. Yet Ron Paul is staunchly and passionately pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment and a Christian. For any Republican candidate to be able to gain support from Democrats and start uniting the American people would surely be the most serious threat to the Obama Administration in 2012 and indeed a threat to big government itself.
There is a must-see video embedded on this page of Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” in a brilliant, comedic segment showing various media clips that illustrate just how badly mainstream media is ignoring Ron Paul and instead, creating their own front-runners. It is a fantastic laugh except for the fact that it is pathetically true.