They're convinced that with no state win thus far, there's no point in covering him with an embed.
I understand the cost factor. But I would have thought when NBC was the only one with someone on the trail, they'd use that, work it and promote it.
Instead, they play "Follow the Other Big Outlets" into news chains.
It's a shame they're not into showing their independence.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):