Hillary Clinton

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So we know, "inevitable" doesn't mean "has already happened."

Talk of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party's "inevitable" candidate for the presidency in 2016 has certainly whipped folks on both sides of the political spectrum into a frenzy, but it hasn't served to actually make her an official candidate.

But that obvious point may be moot in a matter of days, because the Wall Street Journal and multiple other media outlets are reporting that the former secretary of state, senator and first lady (and wife, mother and grandmother) may be officially declaring as soon as this weekend that she plans on running for president of the United States in 2016.

This weekend as in, like, days from now!

"Wish HRC would announce, if only because I'm so ready to stop getting these infernal emails hawkIng [sic] Ready for Hillary chachkes!" David Axelrod, a former Bill Clinton advisor who also worked on both of Barack Obama's election campaigns, tweeted this afternoon after the news—all of it attributed to anonymous sources—got out.

The announcement will reportedly come via video and social media, when it does in fact occur.

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

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Clinton won 1,973 delegates to Obama's 2,285 1/2 in the 2008 Democratic primaries, but her wins included California, Texas, Florida and New York. Obama won the traditional let-the-games-begin kickoff that is the Iowa caucus, though, and that's where it will all begin again for both Democrats and Republicans next year. Until then, though...

Clinton's team has signed a lease for office space in Brooklyn, presumably to be used as campaign headquarters, and she has reportedly hired Stephanie Hannon, director of product management for civic innovation and social impact at Google, to be her chief technology officer.

So, expect much fanfare this weekend should Clinton's announcement come to pass, but remember moving forward, should the inevitability come to fruition, that "frontrunner" doesn't mean "already won."

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