On April 12, former first lady and current politician Hillary Clinton announced her much-anticipated 2016 presidential bid.
The Democratic front-runner has already begun to win the hearts of many voters, because, let’s face it — this announcement didn’t come as a surprise to most of the country.
Clinton’s simplistic campaign video, released earlier this week, is charming, sweet and undoubtedly powerful. The video is rich with diversity of gender, race, sexual orientation and age.
“Everyday Americans need a champion,” Clinton said in the campaign video. “I want to be that champion.”
Just because Clinton has charmed us with a simplistic video, doesn’t equate to her being a simplistic woman. Clinton has served as secretary of state, a senator from New York, a practicing lawyer and law professor, an activist and volunteer, according to Clinton’s official website.
Whether you’re Republican, Democrat or independent, there’s no doubt that Clinton running for president provides a tremendous opportunity for change in the White House and the U.S. as a whole.
Hopefully by now, voters have brushed her recent email blunder under the rug and can focus on the important issues that Clinton could potentially add insight to. Women’s rights, job opportunities, a higher minimum wage and equality for all are only a selection of the issues that Clinton has commented on thus far.
Having a female perspective in the White House could have a dramatic effect on certain issues, as well as how decisions are made. It’s about time we get some fresh blood in the office. To have that energy come from a woman would be historic and revolutionary.
To have a woman with the power to make equality between men and women happen is such an exciting thing. A woman’s perspective on issues centralizing around women seems to make more sense than having a room full of men making decisions on such topics.
Many Republicans argue that Clinton would become an extension or a third term of President Barack Obama because they agree on so many issues, according to NBC News.
This could help Clinton in a multitude of ways because there are many supporters of Obama in regards to his views on social issues, as well as healthcare and equality.
Although Clinton may have the same ideals as Obama, she is sure to go about them in her own way.
The fact that Clinton could soon become our next president is surreal and gives hope of progression toward important social issues.
Female empowerment has the potential to be at an all-time high and with a presidential candidate such as Clinton, there’s no telling what the future might hold.