CNN Embraces the Sport of the ‘Horse Race’

Which candidate will deliver a knock-out punch at the debates? Will it be the front-runner?

CNN Politics is fully embracing covering 2016 as the horse race that it is with its latest hire, Thomas Lake who most recently wrote for Sports Illustrated, FishbowlDC learned today. A long-form reporter, you can expect to see his byline on upcoming #longreads with at least a few sports metaphors thrown in for good measure. Which candidate will deliver a knock-out punch at the debates? Will it be the front-runner?

Lake’s hire comes just a day after CNN spiked the football, parading their online winning streak.

Read their oh-so-humble release, summarized in this tweet: