Not even waiting until a year has passed since the last general election, a prominent Democrat has officially endorsed an all-but-official candidate for 2016. In a speech in front of Iowa Democrats last night, New York Senator Chuck Schumer declared that "2016 is Hillary’s time.”
And so it begins. Establishment Democrats like Schumer are striking out early (never too early!) to make sure the rest of the party gets behind Clinton, even after doing the exact same thing for her disastrous 2008 campaign. Schumer, speaking about his former colleague, said that if Hillary runs, "Our nation will be all the better for it.”
This follows last week's revelation that every Democratic woman in the Senate had signed a letter urging Clinton to run. Clinton has yet to signal whether she will indeed be running in 2016.