– Hillary Clinton (Finally) Announces She Is Running For President (Again) (ZeroHedge, April 12, 2015):
In 2007, she was “In… and In To Win,” and now 8 years later…the moment has arrived (again)…
- *HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ENTERS WHITE HOUSE RACE: AP
SNL summed it up well: “Citizens, you will elect me… I will be your leader.”
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Here is the ‘odd’ announcement clip (NOTE – Hillary appears at the end)…
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SNL’s impression of the long-awaited (re)announcement…
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Of course, this is not the first time she has run…
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New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday launched a long-anticipated 2008 presidential campaign that could make her the first female president in the nation’s history and the only former first lady to follow her husband in the White House.
“I’m in and I’m in to win,” Clinton said on her campaign Web site early in the morning, and then spent the day at her Washington home making calls to supporters, donors and friends. Her announcement was deliberately timed to come shortly before President Bush’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, campaign advisers said, so she can draw a contrast with the administration’s record and help focus attention on the office of the presidency.
Their hope, they said, is to establish Clinton as the candidate best prepared to become the first Democrat in the White House since Bush succeeded Bill Clinton six years ago.
“The stakes will be high when America chooses a new president in 2008,” she said in a statement that was posted on her Web site along with a video announcement. “As a senator, I will spend two years doing everything in my power to limit the damage George W. Bush can do. But only a new president will be able to undo Bush’s mistakes and restore our hope and optimism.”
A couple of infographics from the Economist. First her positions summarized:
Her historical popularity:
As for why she lost last time…
– Hillary Clinton at the Council on Foreign Relations: We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future.