Trapper John on Kos:
I can't imagine why one would announce on a Saturday, but Hillary Clinton has officially launched an exploratory committee. Not a surprise, and barely "news," but in the interest of equal time, here's her statement from her site(video, too).Dave Johnson:
People say Hillary Clinton has "baggage" and is "divisive." Actually she has been investigated more thoroughly than almost anyone in the country's history and they found nothing at all. It isn't Hillary who is divisive, it's the people making all the accusations.John Nichols: "Shaken By Obama, Clinton Moves Up".
Remember that people voted for Kerry in the primaries because he was a war hero and therefore "electable." And remember what everyone thought about Kerry by the time of the election - and still. The term "swiftboating" entered the lexicon. The right's $mear machine destroys our leaders and makes us hate them - and to some extend to hate ourselves as well.
I don't support or oppose Hillary. I'm just talking about the perception game.