WASHINGTON -- At this point in the 2016 presidential race, it may be safe to assume that the reason Hillary Clinton is biding her time before making an official announcement on launching a campaign is partly to torture the restless horde of reporters assigned to cover her every waking step, tweet and selfie for a miraculous tell-all sign that she is, in fact, running for president.
The intense, yet often inane, coverage has produced scores of stories about how the former secretary of state has "given her clearest signals yet" about a presidential run. Over and over and over again. But, at least according to the press, Clinton has actually been running for president for years now.
Here's just a sampling of headlines:
Clinton’s definitely running, but quietly for now (January 2015)
REPORTERS: Hillary Clinton Is Running For President (September 2014)
Yes, Hillary Clinton is running for president (June 2014)
Hillary Clinton Is Running for President, OK? (February 2013)
So, are you convinced yet?