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13 April 2015updated 25 Jul 2021 6:11am

Hillary Clinton officially announces she’s running for President


By Anna Leszkiewicz

Hillary Clinton finally announced her much-anticipated presidential candidacy yesterday with a campaign video based around American families, saying “everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion”.

Although nobody was surprised by the announcement, figures from Carole King to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo immediately expressed their support for her campaign.

Second in my inbox supporting Hillary is @NYGovCuomo

— Andrew J. Hawkins (@andyjayhawk) April 12, 2015

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I’m in.

— Carole King (@Carole_King) April 12, 2015

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This is Hillary reading a text from me that says “with you every step of the way, gurl” #mypresident

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) April 12, 2015

Best thing about #Hillary2016 video- All the different human configurations that come under the definition-in 2015- of “Family” Powerful.

— Bonnie Greer (@Bonn1eGreer) April 12, 2015

And, of course, it didn’t take long for journalists to start ruminating on the various ways in which Hillary Clinton’s womanhood and age would affect her “leadership ability”:

AND SO IT BEGINS: @TIME on what perimenopause means for Hillary’s leadership skills #sexism

— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) April 10, 2015

Whatever the outcome, let’s hope Clinton’s campaign marks the beginning of the end for phrases like “biologically speaking” in political analysis.