The places where presidential campaigns kick off are almost always laden with symbolism, and for most candidates it is welcome.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a child of Cuban immigrants, will appear at Miami’s Freedom Tower, entry point to the United States for so many Cuban refugees. Fiery social conservative Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) decamped to the Christian evangelical university founded by Jerry Falwell. And libertarian Sen. Rand Paul went home to Kentucky’s Galt House hotel, which shares its name with a protagonist in one of the Ayn Rand novels he treasures.
But for Hillary Rodham Clinton, the stagecraft of the launch is fraught.
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