8:49 am ET, June 15, 2012
Conservatives will take the answer to the question as a foregone (if annoying) conclusion; liberals will be outraged at the mere raising of the topic. But as the Romney bus trip gets underway, it is worth posing the query: will the Republican’s tour get the same kind of coverage given to earlier such Democratic voyages (Clinton-Gore ’92, Obama ’08)? The general tone of the press of those earlier events was driven by a sense of grassroots and visual excitement. Will the Romney media focus more on gaffes, the lack of news, off-message surrogates, and annoying logistics? I know what Greg Mueller would guess. I, for one, am willing to see how it plays out.