Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on today that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee.
“I’m running for president! Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion, 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.” (why yes we will)
Clinton’s 2016 campaign will open a new chapter in the extraordinary life of a public figure who has captivated and polarized the country since her husband, former President Bill Clinton, declared his intention to run for president in 1991. Mrs. Clinton was the co-star of the Clinton administration, the only first lady ever elected to the United States Senate and a globe-trotting diplomat who surprised her party by serving dutifully under the president who defeated her. Now that’s loyalty!