With the midterm elections barely over, a group backing Hillary Clinton for president already has released her first campaign video for the 2016 presidential election — and she's not even said if she is running yet.
Correct the Record, a branch of super PAC American Bridge, has produced and released "The American Dream: Hillary Clinton Writing A New Chapter," with Americans gushing over their support for Clinton, interspersed with slices of Clinton campaign speeches and appearances.
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"The video highlights Americans from across the country voicing their excitement about Hillary Clinton's strength, resiliency, and her vision for the future," the organization states on its website.
"America needs a president like Hillary Clinton, who will expand opportunity for all Americans," Correct the Record says in an email to supporters. "Whether it's the poor, the sick, the middle class, children or women, Hillary Clinton has given a voice to those who could not speak up for themselves," The Weekly Standard reported.
While Clinton has yet to announce officially that she's seeking the Democratic nomination, the video is framed as being designed to convince her to run, according to The Weekly Standard.
Throughout the video's undiluted praise of Clinton, Americans of all races and sexes, with an emphasis on female backers, in various parts of the country say things like, "She really does care about the average American," "Hillary has proven herself to be a very compassionate, competent leader," and "It just makes me so proud to support her."
"I think she has a hopeful message and an inspiring message and it should inspire everybody in 2016," one states, while another says, "Voters have always looked for someone to articulate a vision and define a destiny, and that is something Hillary Clinton can do — she respects the humanity of people."
It ends with what appears to be a mother and her daughters saying excitedly in unison, "Run Hillary Run," and a shot of Clinton on a podium, shouting to cheers, "I'm back," and a URL for the website www.Readyforhillary.com/JoinTheMovement.
"Resilience? Oh my gosh, I think she's a poster child for resilience," one woman says, while another speaker says, "I think she's an excellent candidate and I think she is the future of the Democratic Party."
Correct the Record was founded to "aggressively challenge false right-wing attacks before they take hold and expose the fraudulent sources of these attacks to the public," the group's leader, Media Matters for America founder David Brock, said in a statement, The Hill reported.
Brock, Politico says,
is the author of "The Benghazi Hoax," an ebook aimed at deflecting criticism of Clinton over her handling of the September 2012 attack on the American embassy in Libya which left four Americans dead, including the ambassador, while she served as secretary of state.
The Hill notes that the group has funding from Susie Tomkins Buell, co-chair of the Ready for Hillary super PAC, and Clinton backer Steve Bing.
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