Although 2016, is years away, let us talk about the expected candidacy of Hillary Clinton for President.
The American Presidency is no ordinary job, it is the most difficult job in the world. Not only are you the leader of the free world, but you are also responsible for leading a nation of over 300 million people. It is a huge responsibility.
One thing is certain, Hillary Rodham Clinton is qualified to be President of the United States. As First Lady, as the Senator from New York and as the Secretary of State, she has exhibited tremendous skill and wisdom in handling whatever task she has been given and she has done each task quite well.
Hillary Clinton has fought through barriers throughout her lifetime and now she has the opportunity to break through one more glass ceiling, the ultimate one, and that is to become the first woman President of the United States.
It was but only nearly a century ago that women gained the right to vote, and it is way past time that a woman be elected to the most challenging and powerful job in the world.
At this moment , the Republican potential cast of candidates may indeed be the weakest since the 1920 election cycle. On the Democratic Party side, the former Secretary of State and Senator may face as challengers for the nomination, the current Vice-President, Joe Biden, and a potential challenger in the wings if Mrs.Clinton should falter, Senator Elizabeth Warren.
As the former Prime Minister of England would say, a week in politics is a lifetime, and anything can happen between now and when the campaign for President begins. But it is proper to ask what would a Hillary Clinton Presidency look like.
Being President, encompasses the skills of management, leadership and vision. We know she has management and leadership skills, but what is her vision for the country? A campaign helps to draw out each candidate’s hopes and dreams for the country. It is my hope that her candidacy will not go uncontested, so that we can see and hear what the future might hold for all of us if she is elected.
Our country is at a critical juncture where our nation’s needs go unfulfilled. It is not a time for playing it safe and working to maintain the status quo. We need leadership and we need a Congress willing to be pragmatic. Government is not the problem, what we need is smart government.
In many ways the Presidency is a thankless job. I am mindful of a wonderful quote from President Abraham Lincoln. “You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time but you can never please all of the people all of the time.”
We, as a people, should be happy that there are courageous people with skill, willing to take on such a horribly difficult job. Hillary Clinton is among several promising candidates. It is time to have a woman become President of the United States and Hillary Clinton has the skill to be that President. The better question might be is she the best woman to be President at this present time?