Politico's Mike Allen reports that Hillary Clinton is definitely running for president:
The potential opposition is so weak that Clinton might wind up not even debating during the primaries, which many Democrats view as a mixed blessing.
The Clinton team knows it can't campaign with the swagger of presumed nominee, because the air of inevitability was so damaging last time around. That said, some advisers are already privately talking up potential running mates, with Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia dominating the early speculation.
Some advisers expect a push for diversity on the ticket. So the short list also is expected to include HUD Secretary Julián Castro, Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, and perhaps California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who is running for U.S. Senate.
I'd be surprised if she can get away with refusing to debate in the primary or caucus campaign. And if her aides are so confident that they are already talking running mates, they are overconfident, repeating the error of 2008.