Every election brings out its own peculiar jargon. Here's a sampling from the 1992 campaign lexicon:
NARROWCASTING: Targeting a particular group or constituency. Not Bush and Baker fly-fishing in Wyoming.
SPINLOCK: Total bewilderment at an unexpected development, as in how to react when Ross Perot drops out of the race.
DEFINING MOMENT: A phrase few pundits have left unused this year.
BLOW-DRIED: Think Clinton. Think Yuppie. Fortysomething. Boomer.
SLEAZE: Any subject a candidate does not wish to discuss.
BIMBO ERUPTION: See sleaze....