Politico is reporting that Hillary Clinton could officially announce a presidential bid as early as April.
Hillary Clinton is in the final stages of planning a presidential campaign that will most likely be launched in early April and has made decisions on most top posts, according to numerous Democrats in close contact with the Clintons and their aides.
Campaign advisers say the likelihood of a campaign, long at 98 percent (she never really hesitated, according to one person close to her), went to 100 percent right after Christmas, when Clinton approved a preliminary budget and several key hires.
Current polling shows Clinton beating any Republican candidate, though polling this early in an election cycle is rarely reliable and the numbers often change dramatically once both parties settle on a nominee. Hillary is obviously the Democrats’ consensus candidate, while Republicans are in the very early stages of seeing what the 2016 field might look like.
But one thing is for certain: If Republicans insist on running another Democrat-lite presidential candidate, the American people will do the obvious and vote for the real Democrat.
2016 will be an election that conservatives can’t afford to lose. It will be an election the country can’t afford to lose.
Republicans must distinguish themselves by running a conservative presidential candidate. The last time the GOP did this in earnest was Ronald Reagan in 1980, a supposedly “extreme” candidate the party establishment was convinced would lose.
The rest is history. Republicans should learn from it.
Republicans–and all Americans–should also never forget this: