In recent years, Sarah Palin took to BANNING the media from her events.
In the latter weeks of his campaign, Romney avoided as much of the mainstream media as possible. He did Fox News, of course, and he DID do one interview with Diane Sawyer...but he laid low compared to Obama.
But as a campaign manager pointed out:
“If you field 75 questions a day, your chances of giving a bad answer are relatively high, and if you give 74 good answers and slip up on one, guess which one will be on the news and driven to the comedy shows?”