BREAKING: Hillary to Announce 2016 Presidential Run This Weekend

Guy Benson
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Posted: Apr 09, 2015 6:30 PM
BREAKING: Hillary to Announce 2016 Presidential Run This Weekend

That's what Business Insider is reporting, anyway, based on a top source within Hillary's soon-to-be campaign. If that timeline is accurate, may I present to you the simultaneous commencement and conclusion of the Democratic presidential primary:

A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's plans has confirmed she will officially announce her 2016 presidential bid on Saturday or Sunday. This will be imminently followed by campaign travel. A spokesperson for Clinton's campaign team did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider. Clinton has long been expected to enter the 2016 race. Polls show her well ahead of all her likely Democratic and Republican rivals. She has been ramping up her presidential preparations including leasing office space for a headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, and hiring key staffers.

CNN reported earlier in the week that Hillary's formal campaign announcement was "likely only days away." The big moment may arrive very soon indeed, it seems.  The above report says that public polling shows Hillary "well ahead" of all potential rivals, which is undoubtedly true on the Democratic side.  There will be no nominating contest to speak of within that party; Her Majesty's coronation is a fait accompli, barring a seismic political development or sudden health issue.  In fact, Team Hillary is reportedly weighing skipping primary debates and already debating potential running mates.  Against a slate of Republican challengers, however, Mrs. Clinton's margins aren't looking prohibitive at the moment -- and don't even exist in a few key swing states:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in each state, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado and almost all Republicans effectively tie her in Iowa. Secretary Clinton has lost ground in almost every matchup in Colorado and Iowa since a February 18 Swing State Poll by the independent Quinnipiac University. The Swing State Poll focuses on key states in the presidential election. One bright spot for Clinton is Virginia, the largest of the three states, where she leads all Republicans...Voters in each state say Clinton is not honest and trustworthy.

Hillary Clinton, 67, has yet to fully address the policy-violatingquite possibly illegal, and national security-compromising secret email server she exclusively used to conduct official business as Secretary of State -- excuses for which have fallen apart.  Her lawyers deleted tens of thousands of the emails it contained with zero independent oversight, and have since wiped the server clean.  She is also facing questions about large foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation during her tenure at State -- many of which were never vetted, and raise questions of quid pro quo corruption and conflicts of interest.  Polls show relatively few Americans have started paying attention to the 2016 race.  I'll leave you with a certain United States Senator building the case for the Iraq war in 2002: