Donald Trump went off the usual trail of battleground states to hold a rally in Connecticut, and is immediately mocked for the "flummoxing" tactic.
There are fifty states and if some others get some attention that is fine. Two candidates competing for ten states is the paradigm defined by endless experts chewing on the tick tock of the race.
But coverage should be of what the candidate says, not whether media is flummoxed by the scheduling.
Actually, for those who report the Trump effort is in turmoil, the number of well organized rallies with lots of people defies that conventional wisdom.
Meanwhile todays NYT features a story on frustrated aides unable to control Trump's tongue and an editorial on Trump appealing to "gun zealots."
And the beat goes on,