April 12th marked the first day of the avalanche that is about to overcome us in the coming months–presidential candidates announcing their bids. Hillary Clinton tossed her name into the soon-to-expand hat of presidential candidates. Along with Mrs. Clinton, Marco Rubio also announced his bid for the Republican nomination.
Having long been in the presidential spotlight as the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton is finally staking a claim into her long awaited presidential run. Announcing her bid for the Democratic nomination, Clinton is trying to win momentum announcing her candidacy early in the race, almost twenty months before the 2016 elections.
Hillary Clinton has come under fire early in her journey to presidential glory for her over simplistic logo. With a simple bright blue H that has a dash turning into a red arrow, the logo looks like something that could have been done much better with a decent graphic designer under helm. Nevertheless, the news cycle needs story and this is just a small bump in the road for Mrs. Clinton. She has much bigger issues to contend with including overcoming the largely negative Democratic Obama shadow.
Seeking to make change just like Obama did in 2008 in becoming the first African American president, Hillary Clinton seeks to become the first woman president in 2016.
Contrasting Mrs. Clinton with his youth, Florida Senator, Marco Rubio is seeking the Republican nomination as the face of the realized American dream. Son to Cuban a bartender and a maid, Rubio hopes to gain an edge by attracting the Hispanic vote the proved to be the difference in Obama’s 2012 re-election. Rubio is also hoping the his Generation-X attraction can differ himself from Baby-Boomer Hillary Clinton and fellow Republican Jeb Bush, who has yet to announce his presidential candidacy.
In the coming months, many candidates will announce their candidacy for president and the campaign season will be thrusted into full swing. Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and a litany of other politicians are expected to announced their bid no later than May.
The craziness of the presidential elections is only going to get more insane so you’ll do good by enjoying this down time with only a few candidates are in the foray right now. Enjoy the quietness while it lasts because the next President of the United States will be crowned very soon.