Five weeks to go before Election Day. The dearth of certainty about voter sentiment is excruciating. I check for new polling information on the presidential race several times a day, knowing it’s pointless yet hungering for some bit of ‘intelligence’ with conclusive authority.
This, in the face of a media blitz whose narrative is Clinton’s brightening prospects in the wake of her first presidential debate ‘win.’ (If only the election were more like a World Series.) Judging from the New York Times and some other northern urban news outlets, Trump’s negatives are destroying him and his campaign is in a near-fatal decline. Editorial boards and leading figures from the President on down are insisting to the electorate that ‘nobody’ wants Trump. His election would spell disaster: a message that will heighten the nation’s problems should the unthinkable come to pass.