If you live by the media, you die by the media. Trump's appeal, was also Trump's huge flaw.
Excitement. Scandal. Laughs. Spectacle. You can take advantage of it -- as we all did in TV land -- but so can your foes.
So it's not simply about Trump's words, it's about how -- no matter how bad Hillary is -- it's not as interesting as Trump. Because Trump is all visual and audio. You get hot tape, even when he scowls. With Trump, you get beauty queens and brawls; with Hillary it's BlackBerries.
The Dems suckered the Republicans. They knew that Trump will always do something that overshadows a flawed Hillary. He was her perfect choice: An endless, cornucopia of crisis that drowns out her failings. And everyone knew this; seriously, were you that shocked by this latest Trump leak? If you didn't see this coming, then you must be shocked every morning when the sun comes up.
Trump has a history. So it's not an October surprise, it's an "October, what did you expect?"