There are many reasons why broadcast journalism has gone downhill. There are many more reasons why print journalism has gone downhill. Americans do not get quality, professional journalism in either form. And it shows in how Americans express themselves in voting, commentary, and their various forms of "communication." America is now up for sale to the highest bidder and few people realize it or give a damn.
So, the Republican gang hoping for the Party's nomination came to Milwaukee rather quietly and left rather quietly. It was an inauspicious group. Quality was low. Intellect was low. Integrity was low. Presidential quality was invisible. They lied, they distorted, they criticized each other, they offered little boys and girls "solutions" to big people's problems, they were, in short, a sad group. We can do better.
As you may know, the elder Bush, George H.W., has written a book that reflects on his life and also comments on things that happened during his son's administration. His son, George W. Bush, has never truly been called out on his horrible administration. The lasting impact of horrible mistakes made during the Bush-Cheney years cannot be over-emphasized. Today's mess in the Middle East stems back to the Bush-Cheney lies and mistakes.
It appears more and more each day that Mrs. Clinton will nail down the Democratic Party nomination. But the Republican nominee is in a movable state of confusion. Like choosing a Speaker of the House, the Republican Party is ripped to shreds by right-wingers and extreme right-wingers.
Daily press reports paint a picture of Governor Scott Walker that gets scuzzier and scuzzier. How low can you go? His entire political life is loaded with lies, court, deception, money from questionable sources, staff that have broken the law and gone to jail, balanced budgets that aren't anywhere near balanced, spending millions and millions of dollars to cover up John Doe testimony that carries more news about this shady guy, etc.