Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that Americans must come together and make “hard choices” in a battle against the Nation’s “cancer of inequality” in a video promoting her forthcoming memoir “Hard Choices.”
Clinton’s book is due out June 10 and will be followed by a book tour that is a likely a prelude to a Presidential bid that looks increasingly inevitable for the former first lady. Americans can expect to hear a great deal more about wealth redistribution schemes and the so-called 99 percent If Clinton takes a shot at the White House.
Here’s an excerpt from the video:
“At the time I became secretary, there was a fairly strong current of thinking that the United States was in decline,” Clinton says in the nearly four minute video. “… I didn’t believe it then, and I don’t believe it now, but I also don’t believe that our leadership is somehow endowed from [the] birth of our country. I think people will see that we are strong and well-equipped to restore prosperity here at home, to deal with the cancer of inequality, to give people in our country the ladders of opportunity that have always been a hallmark of the United States and the American Dream, but they will recognize that doesn’t happen by accident or wishing for it or engaging in ideological and rhetorical battles.”
Clinton and her handlers have been promoting the dynasty politician’s book for weeks and her book tour will likely keep her in the headlines for weeks to come. Republican strategist Kevin Madden, USA Today reported, called Clinton’s tiered rollout of her memoir a perfect example of the “Clinton industrial news complex.”
“[Clinton] seems to be trying to keep a candidacy at arms length, yet there is an entire political economy revolving around her right now,” Madden said of how the longtime public figure is working the media.