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“The challenge now is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.”

Those were the words spoken by Hillary Rodham-Clinton upon completion of her undergraduate studies at Wellesley College. The Yale School of Law graduate was first introduced to the state of Arkansas as the First Lady during the 12 years husband Bill Clinton served as governor. She would go on to become the nation’s First Lady and in November 2000, Hillary Rodham Clinton became New York Senator where she continues to serve.

Today, Hillary Rodham Clinton is now hitting the campaigning trail in hopes of making history by becoming the 44th U.S. President and this nation’s first female President. Much of the issues Senator Rodham-Clinton addresses have received much scrutiny and at times, it’s been suggested that she straddles the fence on most topics.

Senator Rodham-Clinton, like her fellow candidates, has not offered a definitive date or timeline on when U.S. Troops will be able to return home but she has offered some definite opinions on plans in other areas such as Roe v. Wade, stem cell research, health care, and more. Surprisingly, as the 2008 presidential hopefuls are debating and making television appearances to discuss their goals for America’s future, matters such as the slow redevelopment of the residential areas of Katrina stricken areas such as New Orleans are not mentioned. One topic that has long been consistent with Senator Rodham-Clinton is the matter of women’s rights. She has long advocated for a woman’s right to choose and has pushed for more job opportunities for both women and minorities.

So, does Senator Hillary Rodham-Clinton have what it takes to tackle foreign policy, the War in Iraq, and to successfully lead our country out of its current great divide? Clutch would love to hear you weigh in on the subject.

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  • ceecee

    She does a pretty good job of talking the talk.
    But don’t most politicians?

  • Natasha

    I think what I have noticed about a lot of the Domecratic candidates is that they are trying to take the power out of the wealthy and the politically inclined in DC and give it back to the people they serve- us citizens. Because a lot of topics like women, minority rights, etc. are still barely coming out from under America’s rug, these topics are still hard to talk about and secure a majority vote. Both Barrack and Clinton I feel are trying to catch the attention of Americans and what is right without scaring them away. I guess the question now becomes for Mrs. Clinton, is it working?