Hillary Clinton’s 2016 announcement, for which the political press has been waiting since at least November 2012, if not November 2008, was originally maybe possible scheduled for the noon-1 hour, tethering us content jockeys to our laptops or smart toys on an otherwise gorgeous spring day. So when word came at noon that the announcement had been delayed until later in the day, everybody got a bit upset:
Hillary dropping video at unspecified time and making it hard for press to enjoy weekend is part of push to be on good terms w/media right?
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) April 12, 2015
What if we have to wait until the 8 p.m. media Twitter hour https://t.co/yijG1ht3Zm
— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) April 12, 2015
In all seriousness, can we just pretend the announcement just happened? What will actually change?
— Philip Bump (@pbump) April 12, 2015
Ready for Lunch
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) April 12, 2015
Icing the retweeter. Oldest play in the book.
— Todd Zwillich (@toddzwillich) April 12, 2015
If Hillary Clinton sees her shadow, it'll be six more weeks until she announces.
— Eric Kleefeld (@EricKleefeld) April 12, 2015
It depends on what your definition of "Noon" is #WhyHillarysAnnouncementIsLate
— ComfortablySmug (@ComfortablySmug) April 12, 2015
Even Clinton’s digital strategist got in on the fun:
Beautiful day out there!
— Teddy Goff (@teddygoff) April 12, 2015
Some took his advice:
alright. see you all later. it really is too nice outside
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) April 12, 2015
Incidentally that whole noon thing may have just been political Twitter psyching itself out:
Team Clinton also never said it was at noon, that was Guardian report…fwiw
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 12, 2015
And you also have the predictable reactions like this:
Maybe Hillary has fallen and she can't get up.
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) April 12, 2015
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