Where do failed politicians go after they’ve been rejected by their electorate? It seems Fox News is their new destination.
To help ratings, Fox has been shifting the face of its commentators steadily more to the left in order to keep it more “fair and balanced.”
Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, lost his gerrymandered district in Ohio and had to try a stab at a re-gerrymandered constituency that would never elect him.
The far left, camera whore/congressman, was said to have his eye on a new congress gig representing Washington state, but his magic carpetbagger ride was interrupted by lagging poll numbers.
But not to miss a paycheck, or camera time, Kucinich was scooped up by Fox where he can dazzle the viewers with his practiced, non answer answers, on many topical subjects.
Ex-Massachusetts Senator and Playgirl centerfold, Scott Brown, is the latest addition to the Fox contributor stable.
Brown, fresh off a humiliating defeat to a candidate who should have been shamed out of the campaign for abusing the system, rather than being coronated Senator of Massachusetts, can grace Fox viewers with his vanilla views on national politics.
Brown and Mitt Romney, both headquartered in Massachusetts, used the same political playbook as they waged their campaigns. Both of them seemed hesitant to answer back attacks waged on them and never took advantage of clear targets when it came to their opponents glaring weaknesses.
Brown pulled punches with Elizabeth Warren, by not aggressively going to the source, legally, on how she received her positions in govt/universities by claiming to be a Native American. Clearly, a fraudulent abuse of federal/state affirmative action laws, as it was found Warren had no legitimate claim for Native American status.
As a result of his vanilla campaign, he lost to Elizabeth Warren and the Senate has another far left ideologue in its midst to wage war on its private sector, and tax and spend the country into oblivion.
Mitt Romney’s campaign was similar to Browns, in that it was hesitant to exploit the failures of Obama and aggressively go after Obama’s past…on many levels. In the few times Romney actually called out Obama on his issues, his poll numbers rose.
The first Romney/Obama debate showed how America responded to a forceful and pro active stance by Romney when he battered Obama on his many failures. Romney got a tremendous lift in the polls as a result of that performance. It clearly showed Romney was willing to fight and that’s what America wanted.
But Romney failed to keep up the attack and soon lost the messaging war in the media to Obama. Romney failed to punch back at Obama. Romney failed to play by the same Chicago street rules the Obama campaign played by.
Romney/Brown preferred to politically box by the Marquess of Queensbury rules, when their opponents in the ring were playing by the, “just win baby” rules.
As a result, these nice guys finished 2nd….and the nation is the real loser.
But Fox’s Roger Ailes knows how to take lemons and make lemon-aid out of them…will we soon see Mitt Romney as a contributor? Stay tuned.