- Paul Brandus: Candidates not addressing soaring cost of entitlements and water woes
- He says medicine shortages, complexity of relationship with China are overlooked as well
Paul Brandus, the author of "Under This Roof: A History of the White House and Presidency," is an independent member of the White House press corps who founded West Wing Reports in 2009 and a contributing columnist for USA Today and MarketWatch. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)By now we've heard all the sound bites a million times. Seen the tweets. The talking points. Hillary Clinton's a "liar," Donald Trump's a "fraud." Email servers. Nuclear codes. Immigration. Gold Star families. "Mexican" judges. She won't release her speeches because it might be embarrassing. He won't release his tax returns for the same reason.