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Joe: Will a mistake-filled convention doom Trump? Don’t count on it.

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Joe Scarborough writes in The Washington Post

The national media has stared at the entire spectacle with mouths agape, with preeminent historian Michael Beschloss observing that he had never seen anything quite like the Cruz chaos in all his years following politics. Dire predictions about the nominee’s chances predictably flowed from the frazzled pundits and political pros who had discounted Trump’s chances from the first days of his campaign. But NBC News legend Tom Brokaw had a different take after Ted Cruz’s bizarre turn on a blinking convention stage. The veteran newsman warned that the grim forecasts concerning Trump sounded like tired conventional wisdom from journalists reporting from a convention unlike any other in a generation. Should Trump’s flurry of miscues doom his presidential run? Of course. But polls taken this week seem to suggest that what Americans want in a presidential campaign is not competence and consistency, but rather a reality show spectacle that keeps them glued to their TVs.

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Joe: Will a mistake-filled convention doom Trump? Don’t count on it.

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