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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton jumped into the fray as a 2008 presidential candidate with the words "I'm in" posted on her Web site.

"And I'm in to win," she added in a statement, announcing she has set up an exploratory committee that can gauge opinions and raise money for a presidential campaign.

The former first lady and Democratic senator from New York is considered her party's front-runner in what has become a diverse Democratic field. (Watch Clinton's offer to chat with voters as she launches her White House campaign Video)

Should she win, she would be the first woman to serve as president of the United States -- and the first presidential spouse to do so as well. President Bill Clinton served two terms -- from 1993-2001.

On Tuesday, Democrat Sen. Barack Obama announced that he was filing papers to form a presidential exploratory committee, a bid to become the first African-American president. (Full story)

And on Sunday, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, also a Democrat, is expected to announce his bid, one that could make him the first Latino president.

Live 'video chats' start Monday

Bringing "the right end" to the war in Iraq, reducing the deficit, making the country energy independent and health care affordable were issues Clinton touted in her announcement, speaking on a video posted on her site.

"After six years of George Bush, it is time to renew the promise of America," she said.

"I grew up in a middle-class family in the middle of America, and we believed in that promise," the 59-year-old native of Chicago said.

"I still do. I've spent my entire life trying to make good on it, whether it was fighting for women's basic rights or children's basic health care, protecting our social security or protecting our soldiers."

In the video, she invited Americans to join her in a three-night series of live video Web chats beginning Monday.

"So let's talk. Let's chat, let's start a dialogue about your ideas and mine, because the conversation in Washington has been just a little one-sided lately, don't you think?"

When Clinton launched her Senate bid in New York in 1999, she began a "listening tour" around the state to explore views on education, business and health care issues.

Her Republican opponent, Rick Lazio, called her a "carpetbagger" because she had not previously lived in New York. But she wound up beating him, becoming the first sitting first lady to win an elected office -- and was re-elected last year with 67 percent of the vote, a landslide.

A crowded field

Clinton's announcement puts her in a Democratic crowd of candidates.

Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, the party's 2004 vice presidential nominee, declared his candidacy late last year, as did Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, a liberal critic of the war in Iraq, and Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack.

In addition to Richardson, Sens. Joe Biden of Delaware and Chris Dodd of Connecticut said they will seek the nomination. Other Democrats mentioned as possible candidates include the party's 2004 presidential candidate, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts; retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark, and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Clinton, who just returned from a trip to U.S. military facilities in Afghanistan, Iraq and Germany, has urged the Bush administration to return its focus to Afghanistan.

She has proposed a bill to cap troop levels in Iraq and require congressional approval before the president may send more troops.

She has also been highly critical of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, saying Washington should cut off financial support to the Iraqi government unless it shows commitment to stemming the sectarian violence there.

"I don't have any faith," she said of him, when asked by CNN.

CNN's John Roberts contributed to this report.

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I'd put her over Obama because of name recognition, her attitude, and her personality. Obama is still a big unknown in many regards and may just be a flash in the pan as far as any of us know. And at this stage, if she gets the nomination, I'll probably vote for her.

The '04 primaries really showed that frontrunners can change at any time.

This is going to be one helluva race this time. First non-incumbent election since '28.

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I'll give you the name recognition part. I also have a hard time arguing with her political views, but I'm worried about her electability. Unfortunately, the society we live in has a lot of people who wont vote for her because she's a woman and because her husband got a bj from a fat chick in 1996. Unfortuntely, she's got baggage, even if it isnt her fault. Obama has his own baggage to overcome, but I think he'd make a gret leader.

2008 is going to be fun on both sides.

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I'd vote for Obama over her, actually. Not to say she's a bad candidate -- she isn't -- but I think there are people who can do the job just as good as she could.

In the 2008 elections, I know we're going to have options better than what we've had to choose from for the past eight years. We had some really poor choices before. That may not be the case next year.

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I don't really understand why so many people apparently dislike her so intensely. I'm in New York state and I can't see where she is worse than any other politician and she's better than a lot of them. It's too early to have much of an opinion on the whole presidential race yet, but this is certainly going to be an interesting one. (Although I wish it weren't starting so early.) If she can pull this one off, then she deserves the office.

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I'd put her over Obama because of name recognition, her attitude, and her personality. Obama is still a big unknown in many regards and may just be a flash in the pan as far as any of us know. And at this stage, if she gets the nomination, I'll probably vote for her.

The '04 primaries really showed that frontrunners can change at any time.

This is going to be one helluva race this time. First non-incumbent election since '28.

or Eisenhower v. Stevenson in '52

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I'd put her over Obama because of name recognition, her attitude, and her personality. Obama is still a big unknown in many regards and may just be a flash in the pan as far as any of us know. And at this stage, if she gets the nomination, I'll probably vote for her.

The '04 primaries really showed that frontrunners can change at any time.

This is going to be one helluva race this time. First non-incumbent election since '28.

I must spend far too much time on here with cars because i haven't the slightest frickin clue who this OSAMA dude is that everyone is talking about! Is OSAMA BIN LADEN running for president? WTF?

Hilary for pres, i always figured it was the first part of the apocalypse, but after all these years with gypsum wall board as president, i figure Hilary is bound to be an upgrade, with all Bill's old buddies and Teddy Kenndy pulling the nationstrings for awhile. HUMMERS FOR BILL! "you can be my chief of my staff, Monica"

The only thing that would really suck about this is Rosie O Donnell as vice president.

Iwas ROTFLMAO the other day. They had an article about John Kerry asking a crowd if he should run again and there was deafening silence or something. I'm like, DUH! He's a RUBE!!!!!!!!!!

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I must spend far too much time on here with cars because i haven't the slightest frickin clue who this OSAMA dude is that everyone is talking about! Is OSAMA BIN LADEN running for president? WTF?

Dude, are you serious? I bet you'll make fun of his name more when you find out his middle name is Hussein. Because that totally makes him some Islamic terrorist. :rolleyes:

Anyway, Edwards may be a pretty boy smooth talker, but his policies are awful.

This reminds me I should probably register to vote at some point....

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I must spend far too much time on here with cars because i haven't the slightest frickin clue who this OSAMA dude is that everyone is talking about! Is OSAMA BIN LADEN running for president? WTF?

Dude, are you serious? I bet you'll make fun of his name more when you find out his middle name is Hussein. Because that totally makes him some Islamic terrorist. :rolleyes:

Yeah, retarded things like that are why Obama will probably be a long shot. As long as people are too stupid to overlook a name or skin color or gender, a genuine change cannot take place. White Christian men dont always have the right answers.

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I'll have to check it out.

Only thing, will the dem's beat each other up so badly that the repubs will slide someone in under the radar to win while the dems bloody up each other debating whether a woman or an Afro American should be prez? Honestly, the dems may end up focusing more on that than trying to unify.

Billary has far deeper pockets and connections and mafia. In the end, I bet Billary gets the nod.

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An African American friend of mine told me that the country isn't ready to elect a black or a woman in our lifetime. However, I respond to him that I believe that the heavily populated, more progressive states on the east and west coasts and the Great Lakes would vote for either Obama or Hillary. Pundits on the Chris Matthews show this morning said to look for Al Gore to enter the race if Hillary's candidacy starts to fall apart.

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I'd like to think we can make a civilized discussion out of this. She's the 3rd best Democratic candidate in my eyes, behind Obama and Edwards. I'd also put McCain ahead of her if we're including likely Republican candidates.

McCain?!

Yes he was good until he sold his soul and his independent mind to GWB and Karl Rove.

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An African American friend of mine told me that the country isn't ready to elect a black or a woman in our lifetime. However, I respond to him that I believe that the heavily populated, more progressive states on the east and west coasts and the Great Lakes would vote for either Obama or Hillary. Pundits on the Chris Matthews show this morning said to look for Al Gore to enter the race if Hillary's candidacy starts to fall apart.

I'm ready to vote for a woman, just not Hilary. I can't remember one thing off the top of my head that she's done for NYS since she's been here. I knew when she was elected Senator in 2000 that she was going to just take up space in the Senate and use it as a stepping stone to the White House.

If Guiliani makes it as the top Republican, him vs. Hilary would make for an interesting race.

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McCain's support for the Iraq war, perhaps as strong or stronger than Bush's, has diminished his chances.

Giuliani's views on social issues will not sit well with the base. I don't know how Romney's Mormonism will play down in the South.

I would support Chuck Hagel if he runs.

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I'm assuming McCain will distance himself from Bush and head more towards the center, which would make him suitable. If he doesn't, then screw him. Edwars and McCain will prpbably benefit a lot from actually being in the race before. Hillary will get most recognition as a former first lady.

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McCain is too old to run, IMHO...he's 70 now..will be 72 in '08.

I'm willing to go with Hillary...though I like Obama also...

After voting for Gore in '00, Kerry in '04, I'd really, really like to be voting for a Democratic winner in '08.

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