On April 12, 2015, although we all pretty much knew it was going to happen, Hillary Clinton announced that she’s running for president in the 2016 election. Hilary has the potential to be a lot of firsts for this nation. She would be the first female president and the first president to hold the titles of First Lady, senator and secretary of state. Hilary, to put it simply, is one of a kind and a gurl’s gurl. Whether or not politics are your thing, I’m here to lay things out simply so you understand what makes Hilary unique as well as a strong candidate worthy of your vote next year.
Critics and her opposition argue that electing a woman for the sake of having a woman president is sexist, and it might be – but there are more reasons to elect Hilary besides her gender. Here’s why you should consider her for the 2016 election:
She knows what she’s doing and so does Bill.
Despite the Monica Lewinsky debacle, the Clinton’s are a power couple comparable to Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt. Bill would never have made it to the White House without Hillary and she won’t make it without him. Together they’re a politically savvy team with the skills and resources to get to the White House again. They have experience and support in the political world, which will serve them well.
She’s a force to be reckoned with.
Hillary is a strong, independent woman who’ll get the job done. President Obama has set a lot of things in motion, like healthcare initiatives – but Hilary will take these important issues an extra mile with no care for what people say about her. The media has been criticizing her pantsuits and hairstyles since the 90’s but she doesn’t seem to care at all. She’ll do what’s important without hesitation while sitting in the hotspot with composure.
Republican options are few and far between.
I’m not going to pretend to be a Republican voter, but I do like to make sure I’m voting right – so I make sure to check out the competition. So far, the 2016 election doesn’t look like it’ll bring any Republican hard hitters. The current forerunners are Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Marco Rubio. All 3 are pro-life and opposed to same sex marriage. Issues like taxes, the environment, immigration and healthcare are near and dear to my heart and I would never vote for anyone against those positions. All three also identify as members of the Tea Party, which will likely hurt the Republican party. Myra Adams, a journalist for The Daily Beast and self-proclaimed Republican admitted that all signs point to Hilary clinching the Democratic Party nomination and wining the White House.
Hillary is liberal on social issues.
As I said before, social issues hold a very important place in my heart. Hilary was placed in charge of the Global Health Initiative in 2010 and worked to improve medical facilities, lower infant mortality rates and prevent the spread of HIV. Additionally, she’s stated that women’s rights are human rights and has worked for women’s health rights, stopping domestic violence and advocating for equal pay. In the past, Hilary has voiced her support for immigrants and their rights and has plenty of experience with international affairs. She wants to fix the economic inequality, supports equal rights for the LGBTQ population, won’t justify religious reasons for cutting healthcare or discrimination, supports the working class, is pro-choice and supports gun control and vaccinations – basically she’s every liberal’s dream.
Hillary as President means…
Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Paul Rand aren’t president. Additionally, the nation will have another First Spouse who will get things done. Bill has shown that he’s not afraid to get out there, and as a former president he has the skills necessary make a change. It also means that the glass ceiling in politics will break. It’s time for a female president and there could not be a better candidate for the job. No one else can say they’ve been First Lady, senator and Secretary of State. No one else has the qualifications that Hilary has so no one else can do the job like she can.
The other day, I read “I can’t wait until I have to clarify which President Clinton I’m referring to” and I really can’t. I am ready for Hillary Clinton in 2016.