And in a non-issue minor matter just in, the American President told the Russian President, when he thought the microphones were turned off, that he will get to his real agenda on nuclear disarmament after the election is over. From the WSJ:
U.S. Prsident Barack Obama is trying to play down the significance of a comment, accidentally picked up by a live microphone, in which he cited his re-election campaign as the reason he won’t tackle the divisive issue of missile defense this year.. . .
‘This is my last election,’ Mr Obama said to Mr Medvedev. ‘After my election I have more flexibilitiy.’
Mr Medvedev, who will soon cede the Russian presidency to Valdimir Putin, replied: ‘I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir, and I stand with you.’
With the American media, anything damaging to Obama’s presidency is automatically played down. A Romney campaign director mentions that there is an etch-a-sketch restart to a campaign when the nomination process ends and the battle turns to dealing with Obama and the Democrats and this becomes an issue that goes on for days. Meanwhile the actual American President in a candid moment says as clearly as you like that as soon as this election is over, he can get back to undermining the defence of America, the West in general and us here in Australia in particular, and the issue is gone before it has even begun.
The President is what he is, a man of the moonbat far left. That is a major problem but the ongoing and neverending problem is that the media in the US is also of the moonbat far left. No issue like this ever becomes the issue it needs to become.
The infantile press, those university graduates who never grew up, still reliving their glory days of the protest movement, are a menace and a poison that continue to weaken us. That this candid statement from Obama did not open a wider and larger debate is probably even more worrying than the fact that he said what he said since that is what I think he thinks already. But that he says it and the US media goes to sleep over it, making it an invisible issue, something for me and for others who would never vote for Obama to begin with, means that the things that ought to be pivotal in this election are never going to be discussed.
Is this an important issue? Do Americans care about national defence? Do they care what Obama thinks? If so, with the media covering Obama’s tracks at every turn, we are never going to be allowed to find out.