Magaziner running from the podium after announcing a run for governor has become typical crafting.
The bottom line is that the news media supports progressive Democrats, so its practitioners are not anxious to press their candidates when they decline to answer questions in the service of crafting the news stories. That’s why it’s entirely natural for Rhode Island General Treasurer to hold a press conference announcing his expected run for governor and then walk away having provided reporters with his canned material.
Magaziner is a consummate Democrat insider, and his time as treasurer has been characterized by the constant PR focus. In that way, he’s very much the Raimondo-style candidate of this race, although with lighter credentials and less proven competence.