Grab the Barf Bags, Folks!
Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has made it official, announcing "I'm in" for the 2008 presidential race on her Web site. (TM - Always thought she'd be the first to say "I'm out," but that's a whole other story, right , Rosie?)
The former first lady acknowledged her plans to take the first step of forming a presidential exploratory committee.
"I'm not just starting a campaign, though. I'm beginning a conversation with you, with America," Clinton says in her web message. She announced that she will be holding live, on-line video conferences with Americans starting Monday.
"Let's talk about how to bring the right end to the war in Iraq, and to restore respect for America around the world," she said.
Click here to watch Clinton's announcement.
Clinton also doesn't shy away from her widely criticized role in the ultimately unsuccessful push for universal health care.
"Let's definitely talk about how every American can have quality, affordable health care," she said in the message.
Early in her husband Bill's presidency, Clinton led a task force to transform the health care system. The policy was never enacted. (TM - 'cause smart people still ran the Congress)
And to make this a little more palatable, BobG posted this great cartoon: