In this zoomcast, a partnership with Post Alley, Folio Seattle, and Common Purpose, David Domke and Mort Kondracke discuss the 2020 elections. How will the virus Federal response affect this fall’s election? Trump is characterizing himself as a “war president” in dealing with COVID and is banking on the idea that it will be gone by the fall. But will it? Will the economy recover, helping him to a winning hand? Might he be reelected? And how about the Republicans, hoping to hold the Senate; they’re all in with Trump and if he goes down, perhaps they do too. What does Joe Biden need to do to win? One note: this conversation took place before George Floyd was killed and nationwide protests began last week.
Whenever an organization is having problems – as this one clearly is – it's helpful as a reporter to step back to consider how a successful, well-run organization might respond in the situation. Then you compare it against what the actual response is.