In a Washington, D.C. club, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney met with conservative media outlets in a two-hour, off-the-record session, where he heard their concerns that his campaign may be leaking too many stories to mainstream news outlets instead of conservative ones.
The Huffington Post reports that attendees included members of National Review, Daily Caller, American Spectator, Washington Examiner, Human Events, RedState, Right Wing News, Powerline, Townhall, among others. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Preibus also attended.
“The basic message I got is the primary’s over and we want you on our side and working with the campaign,” one attendee told HuffPo. Another said the meeting felt like a “sort of an olive branch to conservative media.”
Oh, the web of irony made dense by its many goofy strands. First of all, please note that HuffPo broke this story about Romney and a bunch of conservatives about a secret meeting of conservatives. Second, please note the wingnut Cheetos Hot Fries patrol here was telling Mitt Romney what to do, that they all pretty much thought they outranked him in the room. Third, If you haven't noticed, the swing votes Mitt Romney needs pretty much don't read any of those "news outlets" listed above, which is why he was talking to the "lamestream media" in the first place.
Even better? The bloggers who didn't make the guest list and are bitching about it. It's hysterical. stuff, really...and let's keep in mind a lot of these guys openly supported Mitt's primary opponents and had to be dragged kicking and screaming to this Come to Moroni meeting.
This is going to be an awesome several months.