Washington DC: President Obama and the US news media, fearing the total loss of re-election campaign and advertising monies for the 2012 Presidential race due to lack of desire by any Republican to run for the office, met in secrecy in 2010.
Plans were made at that time to hire a bland and generic group of nondescript Republicans to run for the nations highest office. At the same time support staff for the candidates were employed, including aging soap-opera writers and slap-stick comedians, NASCAR announcers, coon hunters, and elementary geography and English teachers.
High ranking Republicans deny knowledge of this ploy by Obama and the media to hoodwink the American voters and separate them from their money, but admit that the Republicans had no desire to replace Obama in 2012. As one Republican insider told this reporter... "It's nice to be the King, but it's even better to be those that control the King".