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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  January 17, 2008
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GOP Contest Truth: Mitt's Winning

Mitt Romney has been winning, but the media has refused to admit it and helped his less Reaganesque rivals, John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani.

The truth about the Republican presidential race is that media bias is again a disgrace.

Mitt Romney has been winning, but the media has refused to admit it and helped his less Reaganesque rivals, John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani.

Just as the media generally did acknowledge the Duke case as a Democrat scandal and a political correctness scandal and long reported what it wanted to report instead of the pesky facts.

The media seemed to be hoping that Mitt would be forced out of the race (like Mitt's National Review endorsement, a strong sign that he should be nominated!).

Nevertheless, Mitt's been the first choice of a large plurality of those who voted in Republican primaries and caucuses to date and has won the lion's share of the delegates.

Of the 92 Republican delegates chosen so far, 42 support Mitt. Together, John McCain and Mike Huckabee have 40 (21 for the Huck, 19 for McCain).

The media is against racial or gender bias in the Democrat presidential race, of course, but, when it comes to anti-Mormon bias, thatserves the media. Thus, MSNBC's Chris Matthews provided a platform for McCain's 95-year oldmother to Mormon bash and then bashed a Mitt supporter for not giving her a pass.

The Huck's win in Iowa was an anamoly, but it was treated as a sign that Mitt's campaign was nearly done and the Huck would have a place on the Republican ticket in 2008.

The media virtually ignored Mitt's win in Wyoming, even though it gave him the lead in delegates (a lead he has increased) and Mitt won more delegates in Wyoming (8) than McCain later won in New Hampshire (7).

Mitt's big win in the first western state (Wyoming) soon after Iowa was treated as insignificant, even though it put him in the delegate lead and his closest rivals, John McCain and Mike Huckabee, together did not win a single delegate.

Why?

It did not fit the media's agenda.

The truth is that Mitt won two of the first four states and came in second in the other two.

That's much better than any of his rivals.

Mitt's been competing everywhere and competitive everywhere.

None of his Republican rivals also has been.

McCain, "the President of New Hampshire," won New Hampshire by 18 points against President Bush in 2006. In 2008, he won the Republican primary by 5 points, even though a plurality of Republicans preferred Mitt.

NOT impressive. A final salute to an old prisoner-of-war whose days as a viable presidential candidate passed long ago.

Thus, in Michigan, when McCain also had won in 2008, McCain lost to Mitt by 9 points and an even bigger margin among Republicans.

McCain should quit, not Mitt.

Michigan will be a key state in the 2008 presidential election and Mitt stands the best chance to turn that traditionally blue state red on Election Day 2008.

The pander-bear Huck won Iowa, winning 17 delegates to Mitt's 12 by running as a Christian leader during the Christmas season in a state where 60% of the Republicans who caucused are fellow Evangelical Christians.

NOT a harbinger of things to come.

In Wyoming and Michigan, however, the Huck did not win a single delegate! (In New Hampshire, he won ONE delegate.)

The media has been making much of the Huck, but he's been a one-state wonder and doesn't deserve all the thunder. As Ann Coulter wrote, "Liberals take a perverse pleasure in touting Huckabee because they know he will give them everything they want big government and a Christian they can roll."

Rudy Giuliani has been soundly rejected in Iowa, Wyoming, New Hampshire and Michigan. He has not won in a single delegate in any of those states. (Duncan Hunter did better, winning one in Wyoming.)

Fred Thompson came in third in Iowa, ahead of McCain, winning three delegates, and second in Wyoming, winning three more. But he was shut out in New Hampshire and Michigan.

Ron Paul has not won even one delegate in Wyoming, or New Hampshire, or Michigan, and but 2 in Iowa.

Mitt is on his way to the Republican presidential nomination and, hopefully, the White House.

But the media will be hindering, not helping.

On January 19, 2009, Republican delegates will be chosen in Nevada and South Carolina.

Mitt's ahead in Nevada, so Nevada's being downplayed.

Mitt was running third in South Carolina before the Michigan primary, with McCain and the Huck ahead of him.

Nevada will choose 34 delegates in a closed caucus, compared to 24 delegates to be chosen in an open primary in South Carolina.

Count on the media continuing to focus on South Carolina, in the hope that either McCain or the Huck, if not both, can best him there.

As usual, the media is unfair.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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