Leave Wallace Alone


Eh. I don't understand what everyone's so angry at Chris Wallace for, or why he should have apologized. He's exactly right, she is dogged (outside Tea Party circles) by a reputation for flakiness, and she is going to have to confront it head on. In my view he did her a favor by letting her combat that with a solid answer. That's in fact, in message management, exactly how you do combat a bad message: show up and answer a direct question on tv.

I think Wallace asked a fair question that helped inoculate her against some of the opposition ads that will come if she continues to be successful. Conservative touchiness on the question shows poorly, and to the extent there's griping coming from her campaign, I think it's graceless.