Hillary Clinton: "I'm Running For President"
Earlier today, former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton formally declared her intention to run for President in 2016.
In a Tweet that was published earlier today, Clinton said:
"I'm running for president. Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion. -H"
With that, Hillary Clinton has officially thrown her hat into the ring. Clinton is currently the CLEAR favorite to win the Democratic nomination (nobody else is even close at this point) and the favorite to become the next President of the United States in 2016, though her standing has been slightly weakened over the past few months thanks to the fallout over her use of a personal email account while serving as Secretary of State. To Clinton supporters, this was a non-issue that was blown out of proportion, while her detractors saw it as another example of how the Clintons operate under a different set of rules compared to everyone else.
This will be the second time that Hillary Clinton will have run for President of the United States. In 2008, Clinton seemed to be the clear favorite to win the Democratic nomination until she ran headfirst into the buzzsaw that was Barack Obama. Now 67 years old, Hillary Clinton is hoping that her second bid for the White House will be more successful than her first.
In a video that was posted earlier today, Hillary Clinton vowed to fight for "everyday" families and that the deck is "stacked" for those at the top.
"Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion so you can do more than just get by, so you can get ahead and stay ahead."
A number of Republican candidates, including Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, have announced their intentions to run for President over the past couple of weeks. With Clinton now announcing her intention to run, expect a flood of similar announcements from Republican candidates over the coming days.
There is no clear favorite to win the Republican nomination right now, though former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker are two of the early front-runners. It is expected that the eventual Republican nominee will hammer Hillary Clinton hard on her time as Secretary of State, most specifically focusing on the Benghazi attack in 2012 and her use of a private email server.
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