Frank Rich warned they will “pay a price, a human price and a reputational price forever.”
“I would argue, if anybody is Trump, Selina is Trump."
Before "deplorables" and pneumonia, Shrum & Frum discuss who gained and learned the most from the NBC Forum (seen by 14 million) before the first Debate in two weeks (70 million). Agreement: Trump is nearly "unfactcheckable" given his niagara of lies while Clinton has to get off defensive and tell swing Rs that he's too dangerous.
I returned home to Los Angeles exactly six years ago this month to prepare for a February exploratory trip to Washington, DC, New York and then a week in New Hampshire to "test the waters" for a possible run.
Trump, Sanders and the other outsiders will probably not win their party's presidential nominations. But the rage they are articulating is not going away. In all likelihood these Occupy issues will be co-opted by more establishment and semi-establishment figures like Rubio, Bush, Clinton, and Biden.
"Just the fact that he actually has opinions" is enough to expose "how contrived" the other candidates are, Rich tells HuffPost Live.
It would seem that the fall of Brian Williams is a tragic tale of style over substance. Ego and the temptation to embellish for talk show chit-chat won out over the simple truth. And with really nothing to be gained by tales of RPGs and a floating body. But everything to be lost. Especially trust.