My previous unread post (see below- or don't for that matter) suggested with tongue firmly planted in my cheek, a way the "lower" roster of Republican presidential candidates may make the oh so important Great Fox Debate Cut next month, but upon further snoozing in front of my trusty TV - waking occasionally upon a brief Mets inning or a quick visual bite at yet another amazing diner meal on the cooking station -
|Whats My Line?|
|I've Got A Secret?|
|To Tell the Truth?|
So why all the campaign money? Why the hundred debates? Quite frankly- if you don't know by now what each and every candidate stands for you'll never know- and there's a year and a half to go. Whats wrong with us?
4 MONTHS LATER:
from the NYTimes
Donald J. Trump hosted “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend and gave interviews to at least four national television networks on Sunday. The result: an opportunity to reach millions of potential voters, without spending a dime.
In fact, while many of his Republican presidential rivals have poured money into the airwaves in search of such exposure, Mr. Trump has not spent any money at all on television advertising since he announced his candidacy in June. Yet he has remained at or near the top of most national and state polls for months.
“TV ads are necessary, they can be effective, but in terms of overall value, being the host of ‘Saturday Night Live’ is probably going to get you a lot more as a candidate than 20 ‘super PAC’ ads,” said Dave Levinthal, senior political reporter at the Public Integrity.
In addition to having done countless interviews, Mr. Trump has been effective in using social media to attack his rivals, and many of his acrid and controversial quips on Twitter are rebroadcast by traditional news media outlets.