It’s official, yet also a forgone conclusion, Hillary Clinton is running for the Presidency of the United States. There is something odd about her candidacy. The most casual observer of politics can see she seems to lack the “fire in her belly” for the most important job in the country, if not the world.
Oddly, her party is making it difficult for her not to run. There are only a handful of Democrat candidates considering a run and none of them are considered serious in the eyes of the media or other political pundits.
Therefore, although she seems continuously beleaguered by scandals, both past and present; and seems to be pursuing a run based as much on obligation as passion, she announced she is running. She seems motivated with a sense that, if she doesn’t run, the country will simply not have the leadership it needs and deserves. She believes the country really needs her, regardless if she wants it or not.
So she has made her announcement, and this is our media up of that big event:
Hillary Clinton Announced “Too Late” (Business Insider)
After Business Insider broke the news Clinton would launch her campaign some time this weekend, the Guardian followed it up with a story claiming she would announce via a video released at noon on Sunday. However, when the appointed time arrived, there was no video. Now, there are multiple reports Clinton plans to make her announcement at an unspecified time later on Sunday.
This left reporters assigned to cover the launch — including many camped out in front of Clinton’s campaign headquarters — spending the day in limbo waiting for the expected news to break. Many of them took to Twitter to express frustration with the situation. Some even made up dedicated hashtags like #waitingforHillary and #WhyHillaryIsLate.
One member of Clinton’s team seemed to poke fun at the reporters who were spending part of their weekend at work waiting for the announcement. Teddy Goff, who is working with Clinton’s campaign on digital strategy tweeted what appeared to be a coomment teasing those who were trapped at their desks awaiting the video at 12:01 p.m.
“Beautiful day out there!” he wrote.
The Clinton campaign’s secretive and difficult to cover campaign launch is a stark contrast with the Republican candidates who have kicked off their campaign in recent weeks. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) all made their announcements at scheduled events and sent advance alerts to press. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) who has his announcement scheduled for Monday also (read more)
Twitterverse Explodes with Hillary Announcement (Huffington Post)
Hillary Clinton announced her 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday and, unsurprisingly, people had a lot to say about her. In less than an hour, over a dozen major figures had released statements, including daughter Chelsea Clinton, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and several likely Republican presidential candidates. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) even released his own video chastising her record and promoting his own campaign. Here are some of them… (read more)
Pundits Weigh In on the Clinton Presidency (Fox News)
Hillary Clinton’s Official Online Announcement (ABC News)