Hillary Clinton: 'I'm in' 2008 White House race
10:59 a.m. EST, January 20, 2007
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton jumped into the fray as a 2008 presidential candidate with the words "I'm in" posted on her Web site.
"And I'm in to win," she added in a statement, announcing she has set up an exploratory committee that can gauge opinions and raise money for a presidential campaign.
I must admit, even though there was no doubt that she was going to run, I am disappointed. Hillary may be a smart, good woman, but I don't want her to be our candidate.
Someone that shapes her opinions by the polls, isn't for me. Someone that voted for the war, and has yet to say that her vote was a mistake (like Edwards), isn't for me. Someone that will lose, shouldn't run.
But, we must be careful, my fellow lefties. Hillary divides our party, and that cannot be. We're finally coming together and we cannot let anything or anyone loosen the binds.
That being said, Hillary doesn't get a free pass from my rants, but I'll try to tone it down. Ultimately, if she's our candidate, she will have my support. However, in the meantime, I will do all I can to make sure Obama, Edwards, or maybe even Kucinich, is the one.