As Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin sits down for her first media interview today with ABC News’ Charles Gibson — 13 days after her nomination was announced — it’s worth mentioning that the man on the top of the ticket, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., hasn’t had a press conference in almost a month.
He used to be the most accessible presidential candidate in modern American history, and he prided himself on that.
The last time he took questions from his press corps was on Aug. 13.
The calculation seems to be that the media is against McCain, anyway, so what’s the downside in avoiding the questions reporters have, or even in saying things that are demonstrably false?