Hillary Clinton officially announced that she is running for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. There’s no doubt that she’s qualified: former Secretary of State, Senator (NY), First Lady of the United States and Arkansas and successful lawyer. But Hillary Clinton remains a polarizing figure in American politics.
Interestingly enough, Clinton is not necessarily as polarizing for her policy beliefs so much as other controversies surrounding herself and her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Among the controversies surrounding Hillary Clinton include Whitewater, the Rose law firm documents, the lie about Bosnian sniper fire, Benghazi, her private email account and server, and the questionable nature of donations to the Clinton Foundation while she was Secretary of State.
Yet despite all of this, many believe Clinton to be the inevitable Democratic nominee and perhaps even the next president. An important conversation needs to be had about why she seems to be the inevitable pick for the Democratic nomination.
Unfortunately Hillary Clinton represents another divisive figure in American politics. Despite her qualifications, somebody such as her in the White House risks pulling America further apart. Like President Obama, she is a polarizing figure and opposition to her becomes personal; therefore, the issues themselves are eclipsed.
Is this what we are looking for in our next Commander-in-Chief, or should we seek someone who may be less qualified but has the propensity to pull America together (if such a candidate even exists)?
How Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign machine will kick into gear (Washington Post)
Sneak peek inside Hillary Clinton 2016: Campaign will avoid first person (CNN)
5 Things You Should Know About Hillary Clinton (NPR)
AUL BLOOMS AS CLINTON WILTS IN COLORADO, IOWA, VIRGINIA, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY SWING STATE POLL FINDS (Quinnipiac)
Bloomberg Politics Poll: Democrats and Independents Don’t Want a Hillary Coronation (Bloomberg)
Email Scandal: Americans Don’t Trust Hillary Clinton (Vox Populi Polling)