During a brief discussion of Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions, CNN’s New Day anchor Chris Cuomo commented that she had better run, after all the media have done for her:
We couldn’t help her any more than we have. She’s got just a free ride so far from the media…we’re the biggest ones promoting her campaign, so it better happen.
Cuomo is right. The media have invested a lot of time and effort in promoting Clinton as a potential 2016 presidential candidate—something she has not discouraged. If she decides not to run, for some inexplicable reason, it could be devastating to their hopes of continuing Democratic rule, given the relative weakness of the rest of the likely candidate pool.