Hillary Clinton Officially Announces Her 2016 Presidential Run … Because Everyday Americans Need a Democrat Champion Who Makes Between $5.2 and $25.5 Million
HILLARY CLINTON OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THAT SHE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016 …
How comical, today Hillary Clinton officially announced that she was running for president in 2016 claiming and that everyday Americans need a champion because the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top. Um, you mean stacked in favor of people like you Hillary? Are you kidding me that an individual who makes $225,000 per speech is going to claim that she is one of the people and run a populist, REALLY? Who is the Democrat party kidding? Talk about your hypocrisy. So all you Democrats think Hillary Clinton is the champion of the middle class, eh? Drink some more Kool-aid. Sorry folks, but if Hillary was a Republican you would be calling her one of the out of touch and privileged one percenters.
‘I’m running for president,’ she says.
‘Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.’
That message is a daring one, given Clinton’s wealth. When she left the U.S. State Department in 2013, her financial disclosure report showed that her combined net worth with her husband was between $5.2 and $25.5 million. Millions more rolled in when she published her memoirs.
She famously claimed last year that she and former president Bill Clinton were ‘dead broke’ when they left the White House in 2001 – when they moved into a palatial home in a tree-lined New York City suburb.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ended the suspense on Sunday afternoon, announcing that she will seek the White House in 2016.
“I’m running for president,” said Clinton, a Democrat who would become the nation’s first female commander-in-chief, in a Web video.
“Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,” she continued. “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion. You can do more than just get by. You can get ahead, and stay ahead. Because when families are strong, America is strong.”
Clinton said she is “hitting the road to earn your vote” and her first stops will be in Iowa, the state where she came in third in the caucuses in 2008. She’ll then head to New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Clinton plans to spend the next six to eight weeks in a “ramp up” phase, reaching out to voters in early voting states and building up grassroots support nationwide, her campaign said. In May, once supporters are organized and able to host watch parties, Clinton “will hold her first rally and deliver the speech to kick off her campaign.”
While Clinton was the center of attention on Sunday, her team made conscious efforts to put voters and key supporters first. The web video runs more than 90 seconds before Clinton makes her first appearance. The video was filmed across the country, including in Iowa and New Hampshire, and features a diverse mix of Americans, including a young mother, a college student, Spanish-speakers, and male and female same-sex couples.
Don’t let anyone kid you America, it’s always about the Clinton’s.
In striking contrast to her 2008 presidential bid, Clinton’s campaign took great effort to take the focus off her. In her two-minute announcement video, Clinton doesn’t even appear until the 1:35 mark.
Instead, the video captured messages central to her campaign by featuring regular Americans starting new phases of life: a mother going back to work after years spent raising her kids; a young woman applying for her first job after college; two Spanish-speaking brothers starting their own business together; two men getting married.
The announcement marks an end to the first, awkward phase of Clinton’s roll-out — a non-campaign that has frustrated Democrats who were anxious for her to turn the ignition switch on a presidential run that the party is deeply invested in.