Back in the '60s there was a sitcome entitled That Was the Week That Was, a satire of news from the previous week. It took a lighthearted view of news and the theme song started "That was the week that was, it's over let it go."
That's good advise these days if, like me, you're a blood-red conservative. Our candidate is sticking his foot in his mouth, or getting into arguments with Gold Star families on a regular basis and our opponent is so confident that she's doubling down on her lies and is cancelling ad buys in battleground states. She's well up in the polls this week.
It's been a tough week for conservatives.
But, it's only the first week of August. Hopefully, our candidate, as flawed as he is will get some on-the-job training really quickly. He gamed the primaries and he got the nomination, so now he needs to game the general election and get the votes he needs. And, he needs a lot. But, here is the thing with the polls. Hillary hasn't yet gotten to 50% in many polls that I've seen, and Trump is following her by several percentage points.
Hillary's supporters aren't going to vote for Trump. Trumps supporters aren't going to vote for Hillary. So, the candidates are now in a race for that 12% that haven't decided. That's where the election will be won or lost. The middle ground.
This week has been rough, but it's only the first week of August. Donald Trump has about 90 days to turn it around. I hope that he's smart enough to do that.