Hillary Clinton launches 2016 presidential bid: Watch her campaign launch video

The former Secretary of State finally did what everyone expected her to do

Kiran Moodley
Monday 13 April 2015 09:08 BST
Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign launch

After serving as a senator, a Secretary of State, a First Lady - and after coming so close in 2008 (a couple hundred Democratic delegates) - Hillary Clinton has entered American politics once again, announcing her candidacy for the White House in 2016.

Last time around, she announced her presidential bid with the slogan: "I'm in, and I'm in to win." This time, well aware that she is once again a favourite but most probably wary of being too presumptuous, Clinton has positioned herself as "a champion" of the hard-working, everyday American.

Clinton announced her candidacy in an online video entitled "Getting Started," which begins with a montage of different American citizens. "I'm getting ready for a lot of things," says one individual, as the viewer is introduced to a single mother, a family, a couple expecting a child, a young student looking for a job, a woman preparing for retirement and a gay pair awaiting their marriage day.

"I’m getting ready to do something too," says Clinton, as she is finally introduced to the viewer. "I’m running for president.

"Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times. But the deck is still stacked in favour of those at the top. Everyday Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion. So you can do more than just get by, you can get ahead. And stay ahead!"

Clinton is certainly looking to stay ahead of her rivals, leaving soon after she announced her bid on a 1,000 mile trip from New York to Iowa, the state which hosts the first presidential caucuses in January.

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