After you watch this video, check out this person's opinion. He raises some good food for thought.
When you eliminate any connection between the media and candidates, the only two truly serious candidates for President in '08 are Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul. Every word that comes out of the mouths of every other candidate, Democrat or Republican, is geared toward the media: polled, practiced, rewritten, repolled, practiced more, polished, and finally spoken in only structured and controlled settings (speeches, rallies, staged events, debates, interviews, etc). Sure Ron Paul has some extreme views, but then this country has some extreme problems. We should consider Paul's ideas if for no other reason than because they make us think about some really bad government institutions that we all gloss over and take for granted.