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Video: Hillary Clinton is “Getting Started”


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.

  • Mallsus2

    Elizabeth Warren’s effect in the wording of her announcement. If she keeps that up and follows through, things will be really looking up for us beyond 2016.  Really, with a few exceptions, my main concern in this election is ensuring that we can flip the god-awful Supreme Court.

    I’m thinking it’s time to start Raising Kaine for VP soon.  

  • ir003436

    Now all the hate, lies and bullshit from the GOP will be aimed at her.

    Meanwhile, The Big Dawg is now on the prowl!!!

  • blue bronc

    I am very happy she is going on the trail now.  She can address the sI&3ty stuff that the Republicans are spraying around.  #Hillary2016  is now a good thing to spread on our side.

  • OuttaTowner

    And eventual winner!

  • totallynext

    Not confirmed but my guess she will be the headliner!

  • Elaine in Roanoke

    Yes, it’s very long until the election in 2016, but I have a suggestion for vice president: Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio and current head of HUD. He’s young, intelligent, progressive, a great speaker, and…Latino. 🙂