Hillary Clinton: Madame President? Decision time is near for the former First Lady and Secretary of State. As long predicted, the Democratic frontrunner will finally announce her long-awaited 2016 presidential bid by week’s end. According to sources, Clinton is planning to launch her second presidential candidacy on Sunday via a video announcement on social media. After the announcement, the former New York senator plans to travel to early-voting states, such as Iowa and New Hampshire, to introduce her presidential platform to voters.
Despite her domination of the Democratic candidate field in 2016, Clinton’s trip to Iowa demonstrates what aides contend is a commitment to not take anything for granted in her second bid for the White House. In 2008, the former Secretary of State finished in third-place during the primary caucuses, which ultimately led to the collapse of her first presidential bid and defeat by then-Senator Barack Obama of Illinois as the Democratic nominee in 2008. Of course, Obama would go onto win the presidency and occupy the Oval Office for two consecutive terms.
According to campaign sources, the former First Lady has already filmed her campaign video, which outlines the central themes of her second bid for the White House. Hillary Clinton’s decision time is near and sources say the message of the video is decisive. The former senator is relaying a clear signal to Democrats that she intends to aggressively fight for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination.
There has been much ado about whether or not the veteran politician and one-time presidential candidate would re-emerge herself into another bid for the White House in 2016. An excerpt from her upcoming book, Hard Choices, which was released to the Huffington Post on Friday, offers insight into why Clinton is embarking on another presidential campaign. Apparently, her new granddaughter, Charlotte, has played a pivotal role in her decision and the veteran politician wants to ensure equal opportunity for her generation.
Clinton, 67, has been inspired by her granddaughter to create a better world and leave behind a legacy for generations to come. Her announcement on Sunday will cast aside more than a year of speculation about her political aspirations and allow her to start making her case to voters. Moreover, advisers contend that the former First Lady has chosen to make her announcement via video and social media to circumvent the ceremonial pomp that was associated with her first presidential bid announcement. According to sources, neither Clinton nor the Democratic powerbrokers are interested in a coronation and she intends to campaign as an underdog candidate.
Will Hillary Clinton be the next President of the United States? That remains to be seen. However, decision time is near for the former First Lady and Secretary of State. The Democratic frontrunner is poised to announce her long-awaited 2016 presidential bid by week’s end. According to sources, Clinton has already taped her video message that will launch her second presidential candidacy. It will be released on Sunday via social media. Following the announcement, the former New York senator will travel to early-voting states, such as Iowa and New Hampshire, to introduce her presidential platform to voters.
By Leigh Haugh
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