Mitt Romney's big fat Greek yogurt
By Oliver Burkeman
At the Columbia Journalism Review, Brendan Nyhan seems to place the blame largely on the media: by fixating on Romney's gaffes, he argues, they trigger further opacity from the campaign, then risk "letting their grievances fuel pathological coverage" by finding more gaffes, and so on, in a vicious cycle. True – but precisely because it's so circular, the blame should surely be spread more equally. When you have no real access to a candidate, gaffes – moments when the strictly controlled image-making falters – are all you've got left.
Oh, and reports about visits to hardware stores.
And there's only three more whole months of it left …
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