When he has ventured out, the results have ranged from the instantly forgettable — as with his standoffish debate performances — to the instantly regrettable. Examples of the latter include those awkward, android-like attempts at replicating human life-form humor, so familiar to those of us in his home state, as well as the mealy-mouthed dodging of issues that appears to be his current campaign strategy.
None of it has been very impressive. And yet, in this demolition-derby political environment, just avoiding a crash has thus far been a winning strategy — for this week, anyway.
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