Maybe Donald Trump is continuing to redefine politics by not taking part in the usual network, set-piece "debates" that often are more a venue for anchor preening and gotcha moments.
Maybe his refusal to attend tomorrow's FOX debate is an affront to voters who want to see the candidates, even the ones polling at one or two points.
It's a risky move and ensures he will get attention, especially if he holds a rival event on another network.
I am not sure picking the fight with Megyn Kelly works. She is popular and so what if she recently interviewed Michael Moore. That's her job.
These debates are money makers for the cable nets and The Donald knows it. Mr. Trump has fueled a ratings explosion, and who's going to watch now, just to see the low energy candidates.
I am schooled more in the traditional ways and would be wary of the boycott, but sometimes you have to understand how corrupt and vacuous the media can be and just say the Hell with them and their phony strictures. When you do that, sometimes you win and sometimes you don't.
That's the gamble Mr. Trump is taking. He has been more often right than wrong this year and maybe this is his version of Ronald Reagan's "I paid for this microphone" moment.
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