NEWSWATCH by Thomas Griffith: The Ordeal of the Same Speech

Now that campaigning has advanced from the primaries to maneuvering for delegates and power blocs, it is time to assess how the press and the candidates did out in the open. Insofar as they were at loggerheads, it was the candidates who won. They found a way to outwit all those reporters who seek novelty and call it news. Candidates discovered that the press hates nothing more than to be compelled to repeat what has been said before.

So for the candidates, the "ordeal" of the primaries may have required airplane hops, and dawn appearances...

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