From the “In Case You Missed It” Department, here’s a fine piece of reporting by the Courant’s Daniela Altimari on political “trackers.”
They’re the people who keep cameras trained on politicians every minute they’re in public, hoping to catch any “misspoken” word that an opponent can turn into an attack ad.
I tend to agree with the observation made by Fergus Cullen of the Yankee Institute for Public Policy on this issue.
“It has the negative effect of producing more robotic candidates who can never give you a candid response because they’re always afraid of saying the wrong things.”
Either way, it’s worth a read if you have a few minutes.