The answer is simple: Bush has been out of the public eye — and thus away from media attention — for nearly four years, which means that his policy of never fighting back against the Democrats and their MSM allies is finally showing results. Maybe nice guys don’t finish last after all.
So, now starring as Bush 43… Mitt Romney! Like Bush, Mitt and his krack kadre of kampaign konsultants have adopted a speak-no-evil strategy, the Texas swagger replaced with the guilty pleasures of PB&J and chocolate milk – even as Romney’s being hammered (and thus, in the absence of pushback, defined) as a rapacious Gilded Age plutocrat hell-bent on creating fleets of widows and orphans to be thrown upon stingy public charities while he shutters businesses, torches trailer parks and builds himself a new mansion in La Jolla.
Meanwhile, Barry skates — on everything. It’s long past time for those on the Right to drop the tired formulation, “If this were Bush…” It’s not like the media is going to be shamed into acknowledging its own double-standard — that’s what double-standards are for. The plain truth is that the MSM has internalized the leftist mantra that D=good and R=bad, and that’s not going to change until there is no more MSM. And that won’t happen until conservative donors understand that elections are fought, won and lost in the media according to the dictates of Karl Rove’s klipboard, and not by Super PAC advertising in targeted swing states, which will be approximately… never.