Super Tuesday was a massive boon for 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton. The former First Lady and New York Senator won seven states, while handily reaching 1055 total delegates. Clinton’s big night soured the early primary-season nomination hopes of closest party rival, and current Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders. It is unlikely that Sanders will be able to secure the remaining 59 percent of the necessary delegates to overtake Clinton for the democratic Presidential nomination.
Clinton proved to be a hot commodity in the southern voting states, racking up victories in Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Arkansas. Per CNN, Clinton’s biggest win, however, came in Massachusetts. In edging Sanders in the Massachusetts race, Clinton proved that her campaign has reach across the board: spanning age, gender, and race.
After learning of her sweeping Super Tuesday night triumph, Clinton had this to say in her victory speech.
“We know we’ve got work to do. But that work is not to make America great again… America never stopped being great. We need to make America whole again.
Tuesday’s success marked a major highlight in the already successful political career of Mrs. Clinton. After serving as “First Lady” during husband Bill Clinton’s two-term presidency in the 1990s, Hillary showed her political guile to be top-notch, as well. Currently, Mrs. Clinton is seeking a historic bid in becoming the first female president of the United States. However, in 2000, Clinton broke a major gender barrier as the first woman to earn a Senatorial seat in the state of New York.
In 2006, Clinton again made history as the first woman to gain re-election as a New York Senator. Mrs. Clinton would parlay this momentum into the 2008 presidential elections. Although Clinton would eventually come up short for the democratic nomination to another barrier-breaker in Barack Obama, her ’08 run was deemed a relative success.
According to Wikipedia, in 2008, Clinton won more primaries and delegates than any other female presidential candidate in United States history. By virtue of Hillary’s meteoric rise, the newly elected POTUS, Mr. Obama, named Clinton as his staff’s Secretary of State in 2009, a position Clinton held until 2013.
With Clinton’s achievements since officially entering the political scene in 2000, her latest accomplishment has come as little surprise to those in her party. Once again, a jubilant Hillary Clinton had this to say following her Super Tuesday affirmation.
“Instead of building walls, we’re going to break down barriers and build ladders of opportunity and empowerment so that every american can live up to his or her potential because then and only then can America live up to its full potential too… The rhetoric we’re hearing on the other side has never been lower. Trying to divide Americans between us and them is wrong and we’re not going to let it work.”
In this portion of her victory speech, Clinton was alluding to Donald Trump’s controversial earlier statements regarding immigration reform.
Concerning Trump, the politically new, yet engaging, billionaire took the majority of his party’s votes. However, Trump did not enjoy the one-sided success that Clinton garnered. After looking at the numbers, it’s clear that the real-estate mogul still has work to do.
Just the opposite could currently be said of Clinton. Many political pundits are already stating that it would be a major shock if Clinton does not go on to claim her party’s nomination in the 2016 POTUS campaign. As we wade deeper into this election year, Hillary Clinton’s Super Tuesday results may signify another history-making run at the White House is on the horizon.
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