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.
— Andrew J. Hawkins (@andyjayhawk) April 12, 2015
I’m in. https://t.co/ym7YB9yyOn
— Carole King (@Carole_King) April 12, 2015
— 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”:
— 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.