Looks like we'll have a candidate Hill mighty, mighty soon
After what has felt like years of speculation and expert question-dodging, it appears that former Secretary of State and previous presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton will officially announce her candidacy for president this weekend. The news — reported today by multiple sources, including CNN and the New York Times — comes after last week’s news that Clinton’s headquarters are to be based in the stylish neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights (right off Clinton St., no less).
If all goes according to expected plan, Clinton will announce her run for the Democratic nomination this Sunday via a video message posted on her official social media sites. The message is also expected to highlight her reasons for running again, which have so far been overshadowed by the will-she or won’t-she questions. It’s reported that from there, she’ll head to the battleground states of Iowa and New Hampshire for a series of intimate, town hall-like events, meeting with potential voters and allowing them to air their concerns.
In conjunction with this news, today a new epilogue to her recent memoir, Hard Choices, was released. The revisions highlight Clinton’s role as grandmother, and how that new matriarchal position has opened her mind to opportunities for all Americans: “I’m more convinced than ever that our future in the 21st century depends on our ability to ensure that a child born in the hills of Appalachia or the Mississippi Delta or the Rio Grande Valley grows up with the same shot at success that Charlotte will.”
Clinton joins Republican senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, who both announced their bids for the presidency in the last few weeks, as well as Republican senator Marco Rubio, who plans to announce his own candidacy this upcoming Monday.
Meanwhile, there is still no official word on which big-name Democratic politicians will throw their hats into the ring. Here we go, Hill.