Her unconventional announcement video indicates that this time will be different. But with about 18 months to go before the 2016 elections, a loaded field of Republican candidates attacking her, and record amounts of campaign money being spent, this campaign will no doubt be most unconventional. And it is only just getting started!
If this force of celebrity star-power and selective memory proves impervious to objective scrutiny and enlightened skepticism, than Hillary Clinton may very well win the next presidential election. In that case, the loser will be America.
It'd be naïve for democrats to think that these demographic and geographic advantages won't boost the young, handsome and telegenic Senator into a pretty good position against their all-but-anointed nominee.
Hillary Clinton, who will perhaps coincidentally announce her presidential candidacy on this 70th anniversary of FDR's death, can only hope to match even part of her fellow New Yorker's vast accomplishments.
This week delivered a prelude to today's announcement of Hillary Clinton's campaign for president, thus beginning our long national nightmare of breathless fluctuations in swing state polls, manufactured scandals, and faux outrage over faux stories. But it doesn't have to be that way; when the media serves up an unending stream of nothing-burgers (extra Benghazi on that?), we can demand more substantive fare. Like the fact that the 2016 race could be shaping up as a referendum on another war, this one with a country twice as big as Iraq, or that this week the Senate Foreign Relations Committee continued deal-making on legislation that could scuttle the Iran nuclear deal. There are plenty of real scandals to debate -- the declining middle class, our broken justice system, income inequality, the list goes on. So when the fake ones are served up, what we need is a political version of Amazon's Dash Button -- a Who Cares Button. Watch for it as part of HuffPost's 2016 coverage!
You can tell it's been a slow week in politics, when we're wasting paragraphs on such trivia. But that's life here at the meager beginnings of the 2016 campaign trail. It's April, after all, and we've only got two announced candidacies, officially.
Democrats have been gleefully assessing the cracked pots supposedly running for the Republican nomination for president. But with today's announcement by former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, the Democrats have their very own cracked pot to deal with.
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Today's political and business landscape is populated by some (if not enough) examples of strong women who have defeated the odds. But despite sharing some core qualities of leadership with others, Hillary Clinton has defined her own style of leading that is defiantly gender neutral.
I assume at some point during campaign season I will get an interview with Secretary Clinton. I am tempted to suggest that it be a single topic so that it can get around the sound bite stuff. I would like to dig into one or two topics (go deep!) -- not slap the surface of many topics.
Candidates would be well advised to pay more attention to voter opinion, economic realities, and the shifting political tide -- and less attention to the empty racket emanating from the reflexively anti-Social Security and anti-populist peanut gallery.
Becoming a grandmother has made me think deeply about the responsibility we all share as stewards of the world we inherit and will one day pass on. Rather than make me want to slow down, it has spurred me to speed up.
In May 2006, I wrote a column for Huffington Post entitled: "SF Mayor Gavin Newsom for President." I was half-joking then, but nearly nine years later, I am completely serious.
With all of this talk of privatization ramping up, now is the time for Hillary Clinton and other Democrats to knock the idea down. Veterans will be watching.
Hillary once shared with me that she attended a wonderful Sunday school class during her years in Arkansas. She loved the people, found community, but yearned for a deeper period of study. She didn't lament, she didn't complain, she simply volunteered to teach the class herself, writing lessons from Scripture, largely around the golden rule.