Herstory in the making? Hiliary Clinton announced her candidancy for the White House on April 12, 2015 after a two minute video. A smile broke out on her face as the video ended.
“I’m running for president. Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion,” Hilary declared. said. “So I’m hitting the road to earn your vote — because it’s your time. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey.”
Universal Image and Great Track Record
Hilary was a formitable campaigner for her husband and a successful first lady. She was bright and witty and it was not a surprise when she became the only first lady to be elected to the U.S Senate. She ran against Barak Obama and although she was defeated, her 2008 concession speech was intended to energize her women support base. It was clear that she was not bowing out of politics. Here is what she said:
“Although we weren’t able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling * this time, thanks to you, it’s got about 18 million cracks in it,” she said. “And the light is shining through like never before, filling us all with the hope and the sure knowledge that the path will be a little easier next time.”( glass ceiling refers to women trying to break into a male dominated area-usually the work place)
Madam Secretary of State
She accepted the position of Secretary of State under President Obama in 2009 and served until February of 2013.
She was at the forefront of the U.S positive response to the Arab Spring and advocated for the U.S military intervention in Libya. She took responsibility for security lapses related to the 2012 Benghazi attack. She encouraged the empowerment of women everywhere and used the media to spread this message overseas. She used her political power as Secretary of State to confront President Musvengi of Uganda on his passing of the dispicable homosexual bill which gave huge jail terms to our rainbow brothers and sisters.
Background and Achievements.
Born on October 26, 1947 in the State of Illinois.
In 1973, she earned a J.D degree (Juris Doctor) from Yale to enable her to practice law in the United States. Two years later she moved to Arkansas and married Bill Clinton. In 1977 she cofounded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families and the following year she became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation and the first female partner at Rose Law Firm. Breaking through the ‘glass ceiling’ is not new to Hilary and the White House is the highest ‘glass ceiling’ for a woman.
Not Taking a Back Seat to Bill
When Bill became the Democratic Governor of Arkansas (1979-1981 and 1983-1992), Hilary led a task force that reformed Arkansas’s educational system. She sat on the board of directors of Wal-Mart and other corporations.
As the wife of President Bill Clinton, Hilary was behind many major initiatives such as the Clinton Health Care Plan of 1993 which failed to be approved in the U.S. Congress.
Her marriage endured the Lewinsky scandal in 1998. She moved to New York and was elected
After moving to New York, Clinton was elected in 2000 senator from the state and the only First Lady to ever to run for public office. She was re-elected in 2006.
What are Her Chances in Her Run for the Presidency?
Great! I base this on my own opinion and I am not even American! LOL. I do think that when the Republicans start their vile speeches condemning gay marriages and stating why Christians need to be saved from serving gays, that the majority of decent Americans will vote for Hilary and democrats in general. It is less than sixty years when Afro-Americans had to use non-White toilets and could not sit at “Whites Only” tables in restaurants.
Go, Hilary – Go get ’em!