Monday, June 06, 2016
Trump Insiders Fear Campaign "Flame-out"
In an MSNBC report, Trump campaign insiders are said to be worried about something like a campaign collapse. While I did not see any actual quotes along these lines it is clear campaign operatives close to Trump are very concerned.
This might not be such a concern were it not for the experienced Clinton campaign as well as the nature of political reporting in this country. For in spite of multiple press sins during the Republican primary season, there is now evidence the media wishes to be more fair in the general campaign. The problem is there is still a tendency to "puff" the Trump celebrity aspect.
But can Trump tweet and bluster his way into the White House? As I have said so many times, he cannot do it if the media, particularly television, does its job.
I remain concerned about the power of television to promote candidates through free air time. In the case of a sufficiently aggrieved electorate, it is quite possible to float a candidate into the White House if the media goes along.
Details should be given. I will continue to provide such details through this blog as the campaign unfolds.
Rush Link -- Bill Clinton on Rise of Nationalism