According to CNN on Sunday, April 12, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she is running for president a second time. Hillary has wanted to be President of the United States for a long time. In 2008, she came real close, but lost the nomination for the Democratic candidacy to Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton is the only first lady elected to the U.S. Senate, not once, but twice. She’s the only first lady to become a secretary of state. Now she wants to become the first woman president. All her previous roles have helped prepare her for that top position. If she does become president, she will be 69-years-old at that time.
Clinton began her campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination with a video like she did in 2007. She plans to follow up by campaigning in Iowa and New Hampshire because they are the early-voting states. After about a month, Clinton will give a more detailed speech about her campaign.
The Akron Beacon Journal gave an overview of Clinton’s video when she announced her candidacy.
“Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times. But the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top. Everyday Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion. So you can do more than just get by. You can get ahead and stay ahead. Because when families are strong, America is strong.”
Hillary feels the time is right for her to throw her hat in the ring again. However, this time she is throwing in more than her hat. Some baggage has emerged since she ran for president the last time. Even before Clinton officially made her announcement, liberals and Republicans had already began attacking her. Chairman of the Republican National Convention Reince Priebus said, “Clinton’s election would be like giving Obama a third term.” Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who was the first to launch a presidential campaign, pointed out that the Clinton family’s foundation has raised money from foreign governments. Republicans are also attacking Clinton for using her personal email account while she was secretary of state, as well the way she handled the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first Democrat to make an official announcement about the race to the White House. Clinton has been in politics for a quarter-century. Will she make it to the Oval Office this time?
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