There was some speculation in the press today that coverage of the Pope’s health might overshadow the President’s speech tonight.
Fortunately, the Pope’s health seems to be improving — but as a former White House official, I can empathize with the Bush staff.
I remember during President Clinton’s 1997 State of the Union, the verdict of the second OJ Simpson trial came in mid-speech. It was the first time in television history that they “split the screen” during a Presidential State of the Union.
It’s hard for even a great communicator to compete with the White Bronco