You would think the two nominees might carve out an hour for the Sunday shows in the final two-day push to Election Day, but nope. No Trump this morning and no Hillary (at least as of Saturday afternoon). Although that’s probably less a matter of logistics than prudence. Why take a chance on a tough question in a high-profile television interview at this point when you can stick to scripted events instead?
We’ll have to make do with A-list surrogates. For Republicans, it’s Mike Pence on “Fox News Sunday,” Kellyanne Conway on “State of the Union,” Newt Gingrich on “Meet the Press,” and Reince Priebus on “This Week” and “Face the Nation.” This campaign will end with CEO Steve Bannon having done no Sunday morning appearances and, if I recall correctly, not a single on-camera TV interview of any kind since joining the team. (He did appear on the Breitbart radio show a few days ago.) For Democrats, it’ll be Tim Kaine on “Face the Nation,” campaign manager Robby Mook on “State of the Union,” and John Podesta on “This Week” and “Meet the Press,” where he’ll be asked how it feels to have the world reading his emails and whether he’s really into devil worship or whatever Drudge was leading with on Friday about “spirit cooking.” The full line-up is at the AP.