One of the oddities of Presidential races is that so little actual information about the candidates is generated by the press. Reporters seem to envision their role not as digging up facts, but as rather like that of theater critics. Their job is to evaluate how well the campaigns mount their little fantasies, and that’s about it.
So true. Thus, when Obama talks about “real issues,” he means the press and McCain should focus on what he wants to talk about and not his record, associations, half-truths, and the like.