Hillary's in, but what role for Bill?

2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a discussion at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC on March 23, 2015Hillary Clinton has put an end to speculation about one question: Yes, she’s running for president. Hillary’s Republican opponents, in particular the youthful 43-year-old Senator Marco Rubio, are striving to portray her politics as a tired throwback to the Baby Boomer generation. If Clinton wins she will be 69 when she takes office, the same age as Ronald Reagan and more than two decades older than Bill or Barack Obama were at their inaugurations. Having a beaming Bill standing beside her can only remind voters that Hillary has been a fixture of US public life for 35 years, a respected figure but not a blast of fresh air.

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