Hillary Clinton Will Announce Bid for Presidency This Weekend
America may be inching closer to having their first Female President,
Hilary Clinton will reportedly announce her bid for the presidency this weekend, multiple news outlets are reporting.
NBC News reports that the 67-year-old former First Lady will announce the news Sunday via social media before campaign stops next week in Iowa and New Hampshire.
“She’s expected to make her intention to run known on Sunday,” a party official told Reuters, adding that she’ll include a video in her social media post.
There has been months of speculation as to whether hilary would choose to run, and she has been fairly coy on the subject.
She made her first pitch for the 2016 election standing in front of an American flag in Iowa the size of a local barn. An ebullient crowd of more than 5,000 Democrats was gathered for Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry last September, and hay bales, and pumpkins and barbecue abounded. “It is true,” Clinton said, coyly, of the rumors about her candidacy, “I am thinking about it.” The audience roared. “It’s really great to be back,” she went on. “Let’s not let another seven years go by.”
Seven months later, Clinton is packing her bags and returning to Iowa and this time there won’t be any coyness about her ambitions. Clinton will officially announce her campaign on Sunday with a video message on social media, according to reports. Then, she’ll head back to the first-in-the-nation caucus state as the Democratic frontrunner by a country mile, with sizable leads against most of her potential Republican opponents. She’s still a seasoned politician with a deep network of donors and allies and a well-funded apparatus of grassroots groups eager for her to enter the race.
But nothing goes smoothly on the road to the White House, a lesson she learned the hard way in her failed bid to secure the Democratic nomination in 2008. In the long 15 months before the Democratic National Convention, Clinton could face a rising threat from the progressive wing of her party in the form of polished former Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland or deeply liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders. Though both are still longshots, they could force her to compete for support from the liberal base, potentially hurting her chances in the general election.
Even after the primary, Clinton still faces uncertainty on the campaign trail. Her longtime coziness in the ritzy Washington-to-Wall Street Acela corridor could drive away many voters, and her Republican opposition researchers are already spending millions to dig up unsavory crumbs from her past as fodder for negative television ads.
Above all, however, Hillary Clinton will struggle against the inevitability of her own campaign, the messianic pull of an office that has long eluded her and could once again be out of reach.
I am all for it, if Americans could elect an African American to lead them for 8 years , maybe it's time to let a woman lead.