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It's a Race, Hillary, Start Running

If Hillary Clinton wants to be president, she's going to have to work for it.
She's been here before.

She's been here before.

Photographer: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

Well, it's a start. "I'm hitting the road to earn your vote," Hillary Clinton said in a video released Sunday. It's a big country, so if the former first lady, former senator and former secretary of state is going to earn votes, it makes sense to meet a few of the people who will cast them. 

At the moment, the competition she enters isn't much of a race. She has already outmuscled many prospective rivals. She doesn't quite stand alone, but potential competitors for the Democratic nomination look puny by comparison. Money, organization, endorsements, political and policy expertise -- the building blocks of a successful campaign are all in place for her.