Hillary Clinton supports the Move to Amend movement

Earlier this week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at the first official event of her presidential campaign, spelled out the ideas that she said will be at the heart of her campaign. In Iowa, Hillary Clinton lays out big vision for her campaign:

“I want to be the champion who goes to bat for Americans in four big areas,” she told four students and two educators at a roundtable staged in an automotive technology classroom at a branch campus of Kirkwood Community College.

It was the first time Clinton had laid out specific campaign themes since she announced on Sunday in a short video that she’s in the 2016 race for the Oval Office.

“ We need to build the economy of tomorrow, not yesterday,” she said, as a handpicked audience of about 20 and about 60 reporters seated nearby behind a yellow ropeline looked on.

“We need to strengthen families and communities because that’s where it all starts.

And we need to fix the dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment.

And we need to protect our country from threats that we see and the ones that are on the horizon. So I’m here in Iowa to begin a conversation about how we do that.”

TheGraduateWait, what now?

A major theme of the Hillary Clinton campaign is the Move to Amend movement for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC and its progeny?  “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?”

Apparently so. Hillary Clinton says she would support a constitutional amendment on campaign finance reform:

Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for changes to the nation’s campaign finance system, saying here Tuesday that she would support a constitutional amendment if that’s what it takes to fix what she called a “dysfunctional” system.


Holding her first official campaign event at Kirkwood Community College in rural Monticello, Clinton identified campaign finance reform as one of several pillars of her 2016 presidential campaign.

“We need to fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all — even if it takes a constitutional amendment,” Clinton said in opening remarks at a roundtable event with Kirkwood students and instructors.

The 2016 presidential election is expected the be the most expensive in U.S. history, with super PACs and campaigns likely to spend billions of dollars.

Clinton’s comments come as many of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors, as well as her super PAC allies, are gathering in San Francisco for a meeting of the Democracy Alliance.

What, you expect her to unilaterally disarm like one of those holier-than-thou reformers? The RNC and its affiliates will spend a billion dollars to defeat her, and the “Kochtopus” dark money evil empire has already budgeted a billion dollars to defeat her. This does not include all the other billionaire Plutocrats who want to buy a president and will spend their money to do it.

You first have to get elected to propose a constitutional amendment to Congress, or better yet, to replace the aging Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court with Justices who will restore the law to what it was before by overturning Citizens United as wrongly decided.

5 responses to “Hillary Clinton supports the Move to Amend movement

  1. I think Hillary will make an excellent candidate and President. She is more progressive than people think, she is an extremely hard worker, she has worked across party lines, she captures the white working vote, and she is genuinely concerned about the future. I do think it would be good to have a primary too because it is nice to see other candidates, and get more coverage for the views of Democratic candidates than the corporate media is usually willing to do.

    • Well, I disagree with about Hillary making a good President. But setting that aside, I have noticed that her reception as a candidate has been muted and tepid. I am very surprised by that. I felt certain her announcement was going to be greeted with wild enthusiasm. As it is, I actually have rumblings of competition from other Democrats who are beginning to think they could beat her in the Primary.

      Have you noticed that? If so, why do you think that is happening? If not, where would I look to find the excitement I was expecting?

  2. Clinton will NOT be the Dem nominee.

    • Based on the lukewarm response so far, you might be right. If that happened, I would have to laugh my rear end off because it would be an appropriate end to the Clinton legacy.

  3. I have been struck by the rather tepid response people have shown toward Clinton’s announcement of her run for the Presidency. I expected to see a huge ground swell of enthusiasm when she announced, but I haven’t seen it anywhere. I thought the press would go gaga over her, but, again, her announcement and subsequent activites seems to have been greeted with a yawn rather than enthusiasm. I get the impression that several potential competitors for the Democrat nomination are waiting in the wings to see how she is received before they possibly challenge her. It all seems very strange compared to what I was expecting. What’s going on here?