How to explain the 2016 election to someone who just tuned in
|By Amber Phillips – Washington Post|
Just 60 days to go! Given that the election campaign has been going on for more than 500 days (Ted Cruz became the first presidential candidate in March 2015), that means it’s basically at our doorstep.
It also means, if history is any guide, that the vast majority of Americans who have treated election news as little more than background noise are starting to tune in.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been paying at least a smidgen of attention to the 2016 race well before the 60-day mark. (If not: Welcome!) Either way, let’s take what we know and tie it up into a nice bow to help our friends and family who haven’t been following closely understand this sometimes-inexplicable election. [read more]