Clinton Declares UPDATED
Just announced. “I’m in and I’m in to win,” she says on her web site:
The stakes will be high when America chooses a new president in 2008.
As a senator, I will spend two years doing everything in my power to limit the damage George W. Bush can do. But only a new president will be able to undo Bush's mistakes and restore our hope and optimism.
Only a new president can renew the promise of America -- the idea that if you work hard you can count on the health care, education, and retirement security that you need to raise your family. These are the basic values of America that are under attack from this administration every day.
And only a new president can regain America's position as a respected leader in the world.
She will be hosting a series of live video web chats over the next several days to solicit input and support. "Starting Monday, January 22, at 7 p.m. EST for three nights in a row, I'll sit down to answer your questions about how we can work together for a better future. And you can participate live at my website."UPDATE: Armstrong points out at MyDD that the video web chats bracket Bush's State of the Union address. Very nice move.
Watch the video of Hillary's announcement here.
2nd UPDATE: A new Washington Post-ABC poll -- just in time for Hillary's announcement! -- shows HRC at 41% among a field of a dozen Democratic hopefuls, far ahead of ostensible first-tier contenders John Edwards and Barack Obama.