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Candidate Close-Up: Hillary Clinton

By Chris McManigal

First of a 4-part series spotlighting the Presidential candidate from the Democrat, Republican, Libertarian and Green Party.

Hillary Clinton is sometimes referred to as the most famous woman in the world. With good reason. She has been in the public eye since 1979 when she first became First Lady of Arkansas when her husband, Bill Clinton, was elected Governor.

When Bill Clinton was elected President in 1993 she became known to country and world over for her outspoken efforts to promote and pass healthcare reform and promote women’s rights.hillary_clinton_official_secretary_of_state_portrait_crop

In 2001 she was elected to office in her own right as a Senator from New York and served until 2009, becoming the only former First Lady to win an elected office. During her time in office she led an investigation into the health issues suffered by 9/11 first responders. She also voted for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but later openly regretted her support for the latter.

After an unsuccessful bid for the Presidency in 2008, Barack Obama appointed her to be the 67th Secretary of State, a capacity she served in until 2013. During her term she negotiated a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. She also supported military action against Libya, but has been subsequently dogged by the killing of 4 Americans in Benghazi. She has also had to contend with an ongoing issue regarding classified emails during her time as Secretary.

As the Democrat party candidate for President, she has made women’s rights a cornerstone of her campaign, particularly as it relates to pay parity. She also supports LGBTQ equality, immigration reform, tax reform, universal health care, reducing the burden of student debt for college students and paid family leave for employees.

Hillary Clinton married Bill Clinton in 1975. They have one daughter, Chelsea, and 2 grandchildren.

Age: 68

Education: Juris Doctor, Yale Law School 1973

Net Worth: 31 million

Famous Quote: “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.”

One Comment

  1. Have you noticed that almost all of our problems were caused by the government in the first place. The government made it so easy to get a loan to go to college and encouraged everybody, even those who were not capable to go to college and now we have waaaay too many college graduates who can’t get jobs and can’t pay their loans.

    Several years ago the government forced lending institutions to give mortgages to people who could not afford them. It was so easy that prices went sky high until those people who couldn’t afford them in the first place quit paying their loans. The bubble burst and the economy collapsed.

    Hillary and her ilk are trying now to get the minimum wage about doubled. I will give anybody 100 to one odds that if this happens, in a few years unemployment (I mean REAL unemployment, not the phony figures given now) will have skyrocketed. There will no longer be such a thing as an entry level job – nobody will be able to afford them. The problem that Hillary and her ilk THINK they are “fixing” will be five times worse than it is now and they will say. “We have to do something about it.” and the vicious cycle will start all over again. There is a law called the law of supply and demand that cannot be repealed any more than the law of gravity can; however, Idiot professional politicians will not stop trying. This is my reason for calling for term limits. There should be no such thing as a professional politician. Our forefathers did not intend for such. “Experience” the Hillary keeps boasting about is waaaaay over-rated. Especially experience at FAILURE.

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