For the first time, Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway admits that Donald Trump is behind and lagging behind Hillary Clinton in the polls.
It is also puzzling that the media generally and the top newspaper editorial pages in particular remain so tolerant of stonewalling on taxes by all the candidates. That wasn’t their attitude toward disclosure four years ago, when Mitt Romney tried that strategy.
David Greenberg examines the complex relationship between our politics-driven media and our media-driven politics in his new book.
Chuck Todd tried an earnest, but probably hopeless tack: by appealing to civic responsibility and the seriousness of seeking the presidency.