(American Greatness) -- With 2020 soon approaching, and with seemingly every registered Democrat alive throwing his hat into the ring of presidential contenders, Twitt . . . er, the country is bracing itself for what is sure to be the most contentious election cycle ever.
Among the most difficult parts of navigating these cycles effectively is balancing punditry and principle versus practical, intelligent, and successful campaigning. These two Ps—practicality and principle—are invariably at tension with each other during an election season.
On the surface, the two seem like polar opposites. Campaigning, after all, is the domain of consultants, whereas pundits shape the political conversation. But this is fallacious. Ultimately, it’s the national discussion that drives voters to elect candidates.
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