“We are Hillary for America,” declares the document, first reported by Politico and later obtained by The New York Times.
“Our purpose: To give every family, every small business, and every American a path to lasting prosperity by electing Hillary Clinton the next President of the United States.”
In a sentence freighted with significance, the memo continues: “This campaign is not about Hillary Clinton and not about us — it’s about the everyday Americans who are trying to build a better life for themselves and their families.”
Is America ready to listen?
Polling results show Clinton losing ground in swing states to the entire Republican field. Rand Paul's rise — with such things as his appeal to younger voters with a libertarian view on marijuana — is notable. He has small leads over her in Colorado and Iowa.
UPDATE: At mid-afternoon, after a blast from various Republicans on the morning gasbag shows, Clinton made her announcement by Twitter and other vehicles. She's off to Iowa.