The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Hillary for president in ’16


 As political parties consider presidential candidates for the next election, Hillary Clinton is on everyone’s mind.

“It would be a good idea to find out how tired I really am,” said Clinton.

But still, 20 years of intense political engagement and the recent cataclysms of Benghazi have placed the former Senator of New York steps away from creating a legacy.

According to the Washington Times, she transferred $102,797 into an account after paying off debts from the 2008 primary.

This is about a billion short of what she needs to run, but with an official announcement of her new political aim, supporters will most likely flock to her website without forgetting their checkbooks.

Clinton has already spun a web of international relations among the globe’s most powerful people and her diplomatic efforts are publically respected.

Although progressive parties viewed her coalition against Muammar Qaddafi as aggressive and unnecessary, it was her involvement that reached towards resolution.

In addition, Clinton has encouraged the development of true democracy. Rather than reaffirming a government-to-government stronghold, she has pressed for political involvement on social and civil levels. By appointing Melanne Verveer as the ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, she has recognized the necessity of equal involvement while disregarding historic gender disparities.

It is obvious that by giving Clinton a shot at the presidency, an intrinsic need for tolerance will be promoted by her supporters.

At the same time, her largest strength becomes her ultimate downfall. During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting in January, Clinton reflected upon the consequences of the Benghazi attack. Her declaration of sentiment defined what is stereotypically considered the essence of her gender.

“If you’re too soft, you’re not confident and if you’re too confident you’re not nice enough,” said Ambassador Prudence Bushnell from Falls Church, Va. in an interview with The Huffington Post.

The paradox is there and it’s up to voters to find truth. It is unknown if Clinton will become president in 2016, but contemporary society has moved towards transformation.

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