Ready for Hillary? That Depends on Whether Hillary Is Ready for the Attacks

In one of the more surreal emails of the still-young 2016 presidential campaign, John Podesta, Bill Clinton's former chief of staff, sent a note to Democratic supporters and the media yesterday afternoon that included the line "I wanted to make sure you heard it first from me -- it's official: Hillary's running for president." By Sunday afternoon, actually by Sunday afternoon a year ago, more or less everybody knew Ms. Clinton was running for president, so anybody who heard that for the first time yesterday from John Podesta could not have been paying too much attention.