Hillary Clinton is planning to officially launch her US presidential campaign on Sunday while en route to Iowa, a source familiar with the campaign has confirmed to the Guardian. [Guardian]
CONFIRMED TO the Guardian sounds about as real as it can get, that Clinton to Iowa for a Sunday kick off means we’re about to begin. The New York Daily News was the first to blast the potential Clinton to Iowa campaign announcement on Thursday, along with Business Insider.
CNN has followed the reporting up with a bit of additional news.
Hillary Clinton is planning to launch her presidential candidacy on Sunday through a video message on social media, a person close to her campaign-in-waiting tells CNN, followed immediately by traveling to early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire to start making her case to voters.
That rumors are flying that Clinton will announce Sunday, the day before Marco Rubio, means the Floridian senator may have to compete with the biggest political superstar in the world for attention. Poor, Marco, he just can’t get any respect, because on this score there is no comparison.
Still… Some mystery is required, doncha know, as anticipation makes it all the more exciting.
Clinton’s spokesman, Nick Merrill, did not respond to multiple requests for comment on the contours of Clinton’s campaign kickoff schedule. Another source close to the Clinton campaign confirmed Clinton would be in Iowa in the coming days.
Meanwhile, in an amusing sidebar, President William Jefferson Clinton called out the New York Times for their “creative writing,” when the once great newspaper decided to review his appearance at a recent event, saying he looked “older than his 68 years.”
The piece was more appropriately characterized as “creative writing” than news, Bill Clinton told donors to his family’s foundation, according to someone with knowledge of the event.
Asked about Clinton’s dig at the story, Matt McKenna, a spokesman for the former president, pointed out that a correction had been appended to the bottom of the story. It indicated that the story had “referred imprecisely to the driver of Mr. Clinton’s S.U.V. The vehicle is driven by a United States Secret Service agent; Mr. Clinton is not ‘chauffeured.’”
Men have egos, too.
…and now, we wait. It won’t be long.