Political Reporting Deep Thought of the Day

Do “the gloves” ever not “come off” during a political debate or in the weeks just before an election? (And if so, does “the gloves” staying on then have to be mentioned in the resulting coverage)?

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.