Sorry Sam, but he who says he’s “taking the first steps on the yellow brick road to the White House” on the day he announces has probably already just blown it. Not a smart way to define yourself to your enemies.
In contrast, this seems like a very, very smart move from someone who knows she’ll have no problem building as a big a war chest as she wants:
Clinton becomes the first candidate to officially acknowledge that she won’t accept federal matching funds for either the primary and the general election.
(Via Patrick Ruffini.)