It is official now, the first Democratic Party candidate for presidency is in the race, and the race is on. Hillary Clinton announced her run with a great two minute video that is worth a watch.
With Hillary in the race officially, and Martin O’Malley and Jim Webb, just a slick social media video announcement away from being in the race, the 2016 presidential season has started. Yes, I am discounting Ted Cruz and Rand Paul from beginning the season, because neither of them has a chance, and let’s be serious, they are both assholes. The real, most analyzed, covered, and whined about race will be whether Hillary wins a quick victory for the Democratic nomination in a landslide, or if she has to fight for the nomination.
There is little doubt that the American public will be clobbered by anti-Hillary memes, but is there a tougher more resilient politician out there? I’m not sure there is. Am I excited about a potential Hillary and Jeb race? No, but that doesn’t mean Hillary wouldn’t make a great president. Part of me is rooting against her, just so I don’t have to watch the assault on her, but part of me wants her to make history, and be the first positively impactful president I have been alive for. I was hoping for that from Obama, now I expect that if Hillary becomes the first woman to sit in the Oval Office. That might be entirely fair to expect of Hillary, but if she wins it will be a big deal.
Note: I recently stated Hillary is currently “my third choice, behind the dull Martin O’Malley and the slightly less dull Jim Webb,” but if Hillary comes out kicking butt, I will jump on the band wagon quicker than the Twins getting eliminated from the playoffs.