That Conway lass sure knows how to turn a campaign and a candidate around...The ebullient but disjointed Trump rallies are now crisp, fact filled, multi issue speeches delivered with the Trump style that propelled him to the top of the GOP pile last summer. Gone are the unscripted, and sometimes cringe-worthy rants.
This afternoon's rally in Fredericksburg, VA was a 45 minute finely tuned indictment of Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine, now the Senator from VA.
I had to chuckle when the Peacock Network had as an analyst a "senior correspondent" from MTV. There are lots of new words since I was in J-school but one thing hasn't changed. A correspondent is supposed to be a journalist, which is not the same as a campaign surrogate. Many of today's reporters are now surrogates, coming to Mrs. Clinton's defense and excoriating Mr. Trump.
But at least MSNBC carried the whole speech and the summary at the conclusion was pretty straight forward.....For the most part though, journalism and campaigns have melded in a way I have never seen the likes of.
With 80 days left, the race holds the prospect of being far more interesting and Mr. Trump's new team is making the most of the candidate.