Written by: Kenzie Kesselring, Staff Writer
I’m ready for Hillary, but is the rest of America?
Following Sunday’s exciting but less than shocking announcement about Hillary Clinton’s run for the White House in 2016, many Americans are left looking for more information about Clinton.
Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 before going on to Yale Law School and graduating in 1973. Yale is where she met husband and former President, Bill Clinton. The two began working on their individual careers in politics from there and have had tremendous success.
Clinton has collected many accolades over her career including being placed in the top 100 of the most influential lawyers in 1988 and 1991 by the National Law Journal.
Clinton won a seat in the U.S Senate in 2000 and was elected for a second term in 2006. In 2009 Clinton was given the position of Secretary of State by President Barrack Obama and was so until her resignation in 2013.
Most people know Clinton as a former First Lady and Secretary of State, but these titles are not what Clinton wants overshadowing her campaign over the next year.
Clinton’s campaign video released via social media Sunday morning highlights her desire to empower middle and lower class American families.
“When families are strong, America is strong,” Clinton said in the video.
The video features families that are different from the stereotypical “all American families.” There is a same sex couple, an immigrant appearing to be starting a business, a young African American couple, and a single mother.
Hillary Clinton is the woman America needs. She is intelligent, has experience in politics and cares about human rights.
It is time for America to have a female president who cares about the social issues that are holding this country back. Clinton will carry on and improve what President Obama began doing to help middle and lower class Americans do better than their families ever thought they could.
Hillary is ready for the White House, and hopefully America is ready to put her there.