As expected, Hillary Clinton has announced:
I’m running for president
Hillary Clinton announced on Sunday that she was running for president of the United States, promising to be a champion of middle-class Americans if she made it to the White House as the country’s first female commander in chief.
“Everyday Americans need a champion, and I’m going to be that champion,” the former secretary of state and first lady said in a video posted to her website, as she warned “the deck is still stacked in favour of those at the top” despite an economic recovery.
Speaking to camera at the end of a three-minute clip featuring personal stories from Americans of different ages, ethnicities and sexualities, Clinton pledged to ensure people could “get ahead and stay ahead” rather than “just get by”.
On the Republican side Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have announced, and various other names are in the mix (another Bush anyone?).
Must confess I am totally unenthused by American politics and the prospect of next year’s presidential election.