CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – After launching the petition and website “Ready for Hillary” at the beginning of the month, it’s clear people’s interest in Chappaqua resident and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016 is no April Fool’s joke.
In just two weeks, over 110,000 people have joined the movement on Facebook.
"Across the country, Hillary supporters are recognizing that Ready for Hillary is the vehicle to help her become the next president," said Ready for Hillary Digital Director Nickie Titus.
"They’re joining us on Facebook, visiting readyforhillary.com and pledging their support in overwhelming numbers. Ready for Hillary recognizes that social media and digital outreach are two vital components of building an effective grassroots army and laying the groundwork for Hillary in 2016," she added.
By comparison, the pro-Mitt Romney SuperPAC Restore Our Future had less than 3,000 Facebook fans on Election Day 2012. Karl Rove's American Crossroads, which started in the 2010 election cycle and purports to be a grassroots organization, has less than 40,000 Facebook fans.
Whether it has been intentional or not, the idea of Clinton running for president in 2016 has steadily picked up steam.
After her last day in office as Secretary of State, Clinton said she was looking forward to sleep and rest in her home in Chappaqua. However, it appears that rest did not last long, as Clinton signed with a speaking agency in February—the same agency her husband, former President Bill Clinton, is part of. She then announced her support for same-sex marriage in March.
Results from a recent Quinnipiac Poll showed that Clinton, who ran for U.S. president in 2008, would most likely beat out her presumed Republican rivals for the commander in chief seat in the 2016 presidential race if she were the Democratic choice.
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