CURL: Rejoice Republicans — Romney is for real - Washington Times
Why so glum, chum? Haven’t you heard? Mitt Romney’s arrived, and he’s serious this time.
But of course, you didn’t hear — the networks didn’t cover the victory speech Tuesday after Mr. Romney finally sealed up the Republican presidential nomination, and the New York Times, America’s paper of record, had only a front-page photo referring readers to a brief back-of-the-book story.
Throughout the ponderous primary season, one theme was constant, droned about nonstop by the mainstream media: “Republicans aren’t excited about their candidates.” It wasn’t true, of course — campaign seasons are about weighing options, checking alternatives, and then picking the best — but the Democratic talking point buzzed across the wires for months.