Politics and Government
That value of hypothetical questions in presidential campaigns

To the editor: Richard Grenell's article actually reinforces the narrative of Republicans that it tries to discredit. ("'Would you attend a gay wedding?' -- a question meant to trip up, not inform," op-ed, May 4) What-if questions are telling. They ask how a candidate would apply a conservative principle in a personal situation. After all, isn't that who they're supposed to represent, people in real-life situations? According to the article, Republicans consider them "trick questions" intent on "tripping them up." If they are indeed starting to deal with these questions by learning better scripts instead of giving truly candid...