Hillary Clinton hits an economic populist note as she kicks off what she hopes – and many Americans hope – will be a successful run for president in 2016. Of course, ANY Democrat would be better than hard-right wingers like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, or Jeb Bush. Now, if Hillary Clinton can connect with Americans and explain why electing her president will be infinitely superior to electing any of the Republicans (which shouldn’t, frankly, be a difficult “sell”), in January 2017 we’ll have the first woman president — and more importantly, one of the best prepared, most qualified people ever to be president — in the history of the United States. By the way, I think this video is very well done, very positive and really highlights the diversity of America…again, unlike the all-angry-and-negative-all-the-time Teapublican Party.
I’m getting ready to do something too. I’m running for president. Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top. Every day Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion. So you can do more than just get by, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Because when families are strong, America is strong. So I’m hitting the road to earn your vote. Because it’s your time. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey.
UPDATE Monday morning: According to Media Matters, “As Hillary Clinton announced she will run for president in 2016, right-wing media figures responded with predictable ire, from sexist comments to implications that Clinton is supported by Communists.” As for the Republican Party of Virginia, they laughably talk abouta nonexistent, mythical “positive Republican agenda to move the country forward,” and that the same party which brought us disaster in Iraq (which led to the turmoil in the region generally, including the growth of ISIS), enormous budget deficits and the Great Recession is actually the party of “fiscal responsibility, opportunity for all Americans and a strong foreign policy.” Hahahahahahahahahaha.