Hillary’s running mate? Al Gore

Hillary’s running mate? Al Gore

[Ed. – Who wouldn’t be super cereal about another Clinton-Gore ticket?]

Do you share with me a deep sense that we haven’t spent nearly enough time covering the 2016 presidential race?

Oh, sure, Nexis tells is that there have been 520 stories written between January and March, compared with 176 stories at this time four years ago.

OK, the National Journal looked at TV coverage, and found that there were 69 mentions between January and March on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, and thePBS New Hour, compared with 31 in 2008 and just four in 2000.

And yes, the “Big Four” newspapers—The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Todayhave doubled their coverage compared with four years ago. But really: Is that the best our media can do, with barely 900 days remaining in what the Times and others have described as the “waning days” of Obama’s second term?

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