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Here's Why Chelsea Clinton's Baby Is Going to Be the Worst Media Story of 2016

In one astonishing "Morning Joe" segment.

(Kristoffer Tripplaar)

photo of Matt  Berman
April 18, 2014

You've probably heard: Chelsea Clinton is having a baby. Hillary Clinton is going to be a grandmother, Bill Clinton a grandfather. You've also probably heard that Hillary Clinton is very possibly going to run for president in 2016.

You know what that means: UNLEASH THE BABY ANALYSIS.

There's already been a startling amount written about what the Royal Clinton Baby means for Hillary Clinton's potential run in 2016. The Christian Science Monitor asks: Does the incoming grandchild make her less likely to run for president? Will the eventual child be a campaign surrogate, asks The Washington Post? Whatever it is, the infant-to-be is already a "politico-obstetric earthquake," says Politico.

 

None of this even a little tops what happened on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Friday morning, where Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times tried to make the case that the baby is going to be a game-changer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 hopes to a deeply, deeply skeptical panel.

Like any good conversation, this one starts with a denial: "I don't want to be cynical, and I'm not suggesting anyone is having a baby for election purposes.... "

The clip is beautiful and needs no further introduction. But really, please just watch the whole thing.

What Does Chelsea Clinton's Baby Mean for 2016

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