Hillary Clinton will win the 2008 presidential race and usher in a new era in the oval office. Here's why:
Six to seven years ago we heard the resounding "Hillary Can't Win!" statements over and over, from many political pundits and ardent Democrats alike. These people passionately stated that Hillary could not get elected to the Senate. Hillary dominated winning by 12 percentage points.
Throughout the recent history Democrats have been made to look spineless, however Clinton frequently registers very high (well over 50%) in a variety of polls as being a strong leader. This perception of strength is well earned as she has spent numerous years under a microscope and in the national crossfire. People may not agree with her statements, but overwhelmingly people agree with her strength and resolve.
She understands and has seen presidential politics and in 2000 opponents spent over $60 million against her, however Hillary flourished and succeeded in an atmosphere that would have crushed most candidates.
Examining the history clearly indicates that Hillary is the sole nationally known Democrat (other than Bill) who has been subject to Republican attacks and emerged with an extremely favorable rating which is always above 50 percent. Detractors may point out that on the reverse side she does have a negative rating in the 40's, however most nationally known Democrats do as well. Anyone, enduring that type of scrutiny would wind up with even higher negative ratings. Hillary is able to achieve this because of her ardent support and passionate intensity.
Critics often pontificate how Hillary has no chance of election, but Democratic voters, especially Democratic women and even independent women are excited about the possibilities.
The women's vote is extremely powerful and always will be. 54% of registered voters are female. Swing votes of women and minorities led to Bush's success in the last two elections. Hillary is more than capable of getting these swing voters to support her and the Democratic platform.
Hillary's appeal and support has the potential to mobilize people in each and every region of the country. Hillary is more than capable of winning the states won by John Kerry and she has the groundbreaking ability of mobilizing the entire female population of this country to vote for her. Therefore we will see outrageous amounts of female voters all voting Democratic. States that were close in previous elections could be swayed by this influx of women voters.
Many people view Hillary's position and vision as something they firmly believe in, irrespective of her leadership qualities. Some believe she is too liberal, some too conservative however the overwhelming majority see her right within our position and vision of a leader. Her track record is impeccable with endless ours of work and advocacy for families and children. Hillary has been a proven fearless worker in the Senate, vigilantly fighting for our security post September 11. Also, Hillary is a strong advocate of the middle class family.
To many Hillary Clinton represents the type of change that the United States is looking for: a strong, smart leader. Many believe and her track record indicates, that Hillary would close deficits, not widen them, expand health coverage, not reduce it. Also, Hillary seems as though she would fight terrorism without isolating the United States from the rest of the world.
Hillary has the ultimate trump card in Bill Clinton. He is a master persuader, motivator, fund raiser and smooth and all around cool political expert. When Hillary announces Bill will be her vice presidential running mate her popularity will soar and she will ride that tidal wave straight into the White House.
See: Hillary Clinton Selects Bill Clinton as Vice Presidential Running Mate