Hillary Clinton officially announced her candidacy for the presidency yesterday by releasing a two-minute video. This marks the beginning of the third phase of media coverage. The first dealt with mindless speculations about whether she would run, the second dealt with mindless speculations about when she would announce, and now there will mindless speculation about how good her candidacy will be, focusing on her age, her clothes, her looks, her gender, her laugh, her husband, Benghazi, and all the other things that have absolutely no relevance as to how she will be as a president, not to mention polls about those same things.
There will be some pro forma discussions about what her policies are and how they compare to those of her primary rivals and her potential Republican opposition but we all know that those are boring because on the issues of the oligarchy-dominated US economy, wars, drones, Wall Street corruption, subservience to the one-percenters, and the national security state there is little daylight between her and Republicans, so we are not going to hear much about those topics.
I am not a fan of her candidacy but I have to say that her opening campaign video was well done. It hit all the correct notes on social issues and made it clear that she was going to draw a stark contract with Republicans and run on them. She also thankfully did not invoke god at all or suggest that he called her to be president. What the Democratic nominee for president has going for them is that the Republicans have shown themselves to be indisputably crazy and no sane person should trust them anywhere near any position of responsibility.
Here’s Clinton’s video.