The United States could be about to get its first ever female president after Hilary Clinton yesterday announced her candidacy in the race for the White House.
Launching her campaign on Sunday, the former US Secretary of State posted a video to her website and declared: “I’m running for President,” and initiated a middle-class movement by telling viewers that she wanted to help Americans “get ahead and stay ahead.”
“Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times,” she said, “but the deck is still stacked in favour of those at the top.
“Everyday Americans want a champion, and I want to be that champion,” she continued.
Clinton ran for presidency back in 2008, but lucked out on being America’s ‘champion’ after Obama took out the election. Fast forward eight years, however, and it seems the odds could be in the 67-year-old’s favour this time, with her popularity among the people at an all-time high.
The New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo released a statement and said: “Hilary Clinton has been a lifelong champion for middle-class families, an advocate for the underserved, and a fighter for civil rights.
“Her record reflects the steadfast belief that every American, no matter their race, gender or ethnicity should have the right to achieve economic security and opportunity.”
Barrack Obama showed his support and told a news conference at the Summit of the Americas in Panama over the weekend that she would make an “excellent president”.
So, what would it mean for America to have its first ever female president? It would be historic, to say the least, but could it also close the gap between genders in the workforce?
Hilary is expected to hold her first rally in mid-May. Power to you, girlfriend!
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