Finally, A Woman!
Posted December 6, 2007on:
It is still a long way to go to the 2008 Presidential election but the political atmosphere is already so tense. Each candidate is trying to get public attention by giving heavenly promises to be the next U.S. president: The most powerful position in the world. My favorite is still Ron Paul since he seems to be the most sincere and truthful candidate in explaining the current problems that America is facing, but it is too bad that I don’t think he is going to win although he just made a new record on political-online fundraising when his team could earn $4.3 million in just 24 hours. Ron Paul is special, he is the only Republican candidate who is opposed to the war in Iraq.
Looking at the recent polls and to learn how the race has been going on, I personally think that Hillary Clinton is going to win the election and she’s going to be the next president of the most powerful and feared country on the planet. And yes, you are right, she is a woman! Hillary Clinton is the winner because she beats every other candidate. From the Democratic party she beats both Barrack Obama and John Edward. Obama is too young and he doesn’t have enough experience, and sad to say he is black. He is having a difficult time trying to get votes from white Americans, although he is getting a lot of support from younger generation regardless of race. And although Oprah Winfrey has decided to help Obama’s campaign I don’t think he is going to win the next election, America is just not ready to have a black President. John Edward is out of the list, as I hate to hear his accent I don’t see him presenting a solid ground on important issues.
Hillary also beats the frontrunners from the Republican party, mostly because two of them are fake Republicans and I think Hillary finds it easy to make them look stupid. Rudy Giuliani may be proud of what he achieved when he was the mayor of New York City, claiming he turned New York City into one of the safest cities in America, but he can’t put his head held high when it comes to marriage: He has been married three times with a bad-father-and-child relationship, something that a Republican can’t be proud of. Three other reasons why Guliani is a fake Republican are because he supports women’s rights on abortion, rights for gay couples, and he doesn’t even know what religion he really believes in. On one occasion Giuliani explains his position on abortion, he said that he thinks abortion is wrong but he respects women’s point of view to perform abortion, a position that is opposed by the Chatolic Church. Rudy Giuliani himself always announces that he was raised a Catholic but he always avoids questions on his faith saying, “That’s a matter of individual conscience I don’t think there should be a religious test for public office.” If Rudy Giuliani doesn’t seem to be comfortable in answering questions about his faith, Mitt Romney is having a hard time trying to explain to the public that Mormonism is just another Christian sect that believes in Jesus Christ.
Compared to Giuliani, Hilarry Clinton is the kind of person who believes that family is the most important thing in life and she will do anything to save it. She proved that she was a loyal wife despite the fact that his husband had enjoyed an oral sex with his staff. In her 2003 memoir she said, “No one understands me better and no one can make me laugh the way Bill does. Even after all these years, he is still the most interesting, energizing and fully alive person I have ever met.” She sacrificed her professional career for eight years to help Bill Clinton lead America to enter the 21st century.
As she is a winning wife, she has proven that she is also a winner in politics. She plunged herself in politics again after his husband ended his serving time as President and was elected United States Senator from New York in 2000 and became the first First Lady elected to the United States Senate and the first woman elected statewide in New York. She was reelected in 2006 after spending $26 million for her campaign and won 67 percent of the vote, carrying all but four of New York’s sixty-two counties. Some achievements she managed to get during her five years of serving as a senator prove that she is smart and she is tough. She proved she could be the next president of United States of America.
Here comes the funny part. It is a fact that America is the country where feminism first came out in the modern era. In 1919, the first-wave feminism in America resulted the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution granting women the right to vote. In 1964, the term “Women’s Liberation” was first used in America and it was a sign of a solid demand of American women to have equal rights. But it is a shame that after more than 220 years of independency and all the achievements on feminism, America hasn’t had a female president. Even countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, The Philippines, and Indonesia have had female presidents. It is interesting to see that in those countries where men are so much in control and women are still part of second-class people in the political system, some women have been trusted by the people to lead their countries, while in a country as liberal and advanced as America, its people still can’t trust a woman to lead their country.
It is getting more interesting to see how the race is heating up as the polls show different results every single day. On Republican side, Mike Huckabee suprisingly has been getting more attention and Fred Thompson is slowly but consistently proving to the Republican voters that he could be the next Ronald Reagen. And from the Democratic Party the three frontrunners are still the main discussion.
My prediction might be wrong since things could be so unpredictable in politics and Hillary Clinton will not be the president. But, there are two unquestioned truths about Hillary Clinton: Hillary Clinton’s ultimate strength is that she is Bill Clinton’s wife, and her ultimate weakness is that, oh yeah, she is a woman.