Hillary Clinton is planning to push her campaign's official start back three month, kicking off in July rather than April, Politico
The lack of a viable challenger, at least for now, has offered the former secretary of state and first lady more time to shape her message, and to work on strategy and organization for her campaign, writes Politico's Mike Allen in an exclusive story, citing top Democrats as sources who say it's too her advantage not to rush.
"If you have the luxury of time, you take it,” one adviser told Politico.
Added another: "She doesn’t want to feel pressured by the press to do something before she’s ready. She’s better off as a non-candidate. Why not wait?"
As Republicans jockey for position amid an ever-more-crowded field, Clinton is likely to be comfortable not garnering headlines. "Polling by both Democrats and Republicans shows that one of her biggest vulnerabilities is looking political," Politico said.
July, in terms of fundraising, marks the start of a new quarter, giving her financial supporters the "maximum amount of time to generate a blockbuster total for their first report," Politico said.
Clinton has no plausible competitors, save possibly Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has said she is not running and has made no organizational moves that would suggest otherwise, said syndicated columnist Eugene Robinson
"In the primaries, she faces just one significant — and familiar — opponent: her own inevitability," Robinson wrote, adding that thus far, she's been masterfully in control of her rollout.
"You have to admit, Clinton has handled this whole pre-campaign period quite well. Her silence, so far, has been golden," he said.
Despite her laying low, Clinton beats likely GOP competitors in a head-to-head match up by double digits, The Washington Times
said, citing a Washington Post/ABC News poll.
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