Monday, September 15, 2014

Hillary: And It Begins

If there somehow was a remaining shred of doubt that Hillary Clinton was somehow not going to run for President in 2016, that doubt was flambeed, chopped, crushed, mangled, and the ashes ground into a fine powder and sprinkled all over the state of Iowa this weekend.

Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin said Sunday Hillary Clinton’s “fingerprints are all over” Obamacare. The Iowa senator was introducing Clinton to speak at his 37th annual Steak Fry.

“One of the things she always worked on was advancing this concept, this idea that health care should be a right and not a privilege in this country,” Harkin said. “So, Hillary was not there when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, she was of course secretary of state, but I want you all to know that her fingerprints are all over that legislation. It would not have happened without her strenuous advocacy in that committee all those years.”

Speaking at high-profile event, headlined this year by former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is often seen as a sign of laying the foundation for a presidential run.

Sen. Tom Harkin is giving Hillary Clinton credit for Obamacare.  This is a really, really important clue, you think?

Look for more of this.  A lot more of this, in fact, in the months to come.  I'm glad that Hillary is playing up Obamacare, but she has to be careful not to make it look like she's trying to take credit for passing Hillarycare in 2010, otherwise she's going to alienate a lot of Democratic primary voters.

We'll see.

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