By Jaded Roberts
Special from The Garlic Times
“There’s no cheering in the press box.”
In journalistic circles, that axiom is certainly an ideal reporters strive for.
When it comes to crying in the press box, well, the scribes are human after all.
We’re talking about a poll conducted last week by Gallup. In a warm up of sorts, 500 credentialed journalists were asked a series of questions about the 2016 Presidential election. One question stood out above the rest - "What would be your reaction if Hillary Clinton decides not to run for President in 2016?"
68% said they would be “devastated.” 22% checked “extremely disappointed.” 9% said “disappointed.” 1% went with “it doesn’t matter.”
Calls to press agencies were not returned, but one reporter, speaking on the request of anonymity said, “There’s a joke going around about the five who said it doesn’t matter. One of our colleagues quipped, 'Bet they work for a non-profit.'”