Daily News header

Hillary Clinton to Run for President

By     get stories by email

When you hear the words "Hillary For President," do you get a churning feeling in your stomach?

According to Time Magazine, a Super PAC is gearing up big time for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's anticipated run for president.

The Super PAC organization has already rented the email list of her supporters from her 2008 presidential campaign. This along with the distribution of thousands of "I'm Ready for Hillary" bumper stickers.

Most would call it a strong indication, and not merely an afterthought, that Ms. Clinton will seek the Democratic presidential nomination. As non-committal as ever, she still says she is "undecided."

Based only on past performance, we would expect no less from her.

There is a trick in play here - or you could call it presidential candidate strategy.

There are laws that disallow the rental of a mailing list once a candidate declares their candidacy, because super PACs can't coordinate directly with active candidates after they declare they are running.

Moves by this Super PAC moves and other rallying cries for her candidacy that are starting to be heard, so early before the 2016 election, place her in the frontrunner position. This alone will assist her to solicit a massive war chest of campaign money, once she announces her decision to run. She says that decision will come sometime this year.

Her political team is expected to include the likes of National Economic Council Adviser Gene Sperling, who is retiring from his current position next month. Sperling spent several years in various roles in former President Bill Clinton's administration and has remained close to the Clintons.

Sperling had previously served as Hillary's top economic adviser during her previous run for the Oval Office.

Not only do runs for the presidency take a long time to prepare for, they also take a long time to shut down. The campaign team for Ms. Clinton's previous run, in which she was defeated by Barack Obama, only filed a termination report with the Federal Election Commission after she paid off her 2008 campaign debts and stepped down from the State Department.

There seems to be little doubt that Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for the presidency again, and this early startup should send a message to others, that it is serious. It may not stop Joe Biden from acting as a sideshow in 2016.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. His BS in journalism from University of Oregon with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing. Read more stories by Dwight L. Schwab Jr. If you enjoyed this column, may I suggest you press the SUBSCRIBE button? It's FREE. Thank you for your patronage. You can also send comments to: dwight.schwab@gmail.com.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

* The views of Opinion writers do not necessarily reflect the views of NewsBlaze

Related Opinions News

The president began last Labor Day weekend flying to to Westchester, N.Y., on Friday, for his usual DNC fundraisers that included two stopovers.
Obama's unilateral Executive action on immigration must be seen as a subversive attempt to usurp the constitutional authority of Congress - not that they care.
D.R. Prasai says the essences of Nepalese nationalism are Hinduism, constitutional monarchy and Nepali language. These are the identifying symbols of Nepal.
One reason for the huge unfunded liability numbers is that officials rely on overly optimistic returns on the investment of assets.
We have to find these missing people by reaching out to them as they are not coming to us on their own for a variety of reasons. We have to get them diagnosed and put on treatment. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organization
Back in 2011, the president made it clear he was 'prohibited to act' which makes the scenario all the more strange. In an interview that year he said, 'This notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month



Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site