Cable Networks and Donald Trump

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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1. Good reminder from HuffPost’s Natalie Jackson: It’s still very early, and most voters are not paying attention to the presidential election.

2. Meanwhile, Matthew Dickinson looks at Rick Perry four years ago and Donald Trump now. Same message: Early nomination polling just doesn’t predict nominations.

3. At the Monkey Cage, Henry Farrell discusses the possibility that Jeremy Corbyn could be a symptom of something wrong with European political parties.  

4. Joe Flint and Rebecca Ballhaus at the Wall Street Journal have the numbers on how the cable networks have flooded their coverage with Donald Trump. Yes, that’s the main reason he’s done so well so far.

5. And the movies Jimmy Carter watched when he was president, from Matt Novak.

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