Quin, I didn’t get the “let’s shill for our side” memo. We serve readers best when we point out the strengths and weaknesses of candidates and their campaigns. Fred needs to kick it up a level to be competititve or he’ll be left in the dirt. It does no good for a candidate to blame the MSM –which is OFTEN unfair to conservatives — when they get it wrong. If they are proactive and develop and get their message out Fred’s Team won’t have to complain that the press got it wrong. As for the relevance of Jeri, I think my prior blogs on the topic explain it fairly clearly. (It is of course evidence of the truism that if a candidate doesn’t have a clear, substantive message the space gets filled up with mechanics and process stories that usually are unfavorable.) Phil, I think they were both complaining (Fred certainly was in his Byron York interview) and, you are right, perhaps moving to a more active mode with the media. If we see more of the latter, they won’t need to do the former.