A little over a week ago, Republicans gathered at the White House Rose Garden as President Trump officially nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
The moment gave Republicans momentum and potentially a much-needed campaign reset. Instead of Americans thinking about how badly Trump had handled the coronavirus crisis, which polls show they believe, maybe a rushed, even high-drama fight over a court nomination would change the subject.
Trump, in particular, may have felt that the late Saturday afternoon event in the Rose Garden would define the last month of the campaign.
It has, just not in the way that he hoped.
Beginning with his announcement early Friday morning that he had tested positive for the coronavirus along with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, the Barrett nomination has been back-burner news.
Well, except for this part: a lot of people who were at the Rose Garden nomination ceremony