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Could we see a female American President in our lifetime? Hillary Clinton could be our best shot at it, and has put her hand up overnight to take the Democrat’s nomination for the seat. A woman in the seat of the most powerful person in the world– what an inspiring and somewhat unremarkable thing for today’s generation, yet it seemed impossible a decade or two ago.

“I’m running for president,” Hillary Clinton said in her campaign release video that went live online just hours ago. It follows two years of speculation by world pundits over whether she would step up again to the Democratic race. And the video makes a lot of statements. It shows gay couples, retirees, women and families – they’re where she deems her best votes will come from, if you read from the pictures. A modern, woman president, prepared to hit the road and grow the faith of Americans.

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“Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion,” Mrs Clinton said. “So I’m hitting the road to earn your vote — because it’s your time. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey”.

So far it appears the competition for the Democrat candidacy will be very limited. Barack Obama is at the end of his two-term limit so he cannot contest as he did last time with a toughly fought battle into which both candidates for democratic leadership poured donors funds. This could be the right timing for America to have a woman as one of the major candidates for President, for the first time in history.

But the big question on everyone’s lips is how “in touch” with the American democratic population is Hillary given her years of living as the wife of a president. And not just any president, but the man known worldwide for the creation of the economic boom that lasted 115 months, created 22 million jobs and allowed Americans to enjoy their highest homeownership rates in history – Bill Clinton. Perhaps we remember him better for his scandals, but there is no doubting Mrs Clinton’s pedigree going into the race.

At 67 years old, with one failed leadership bid behind her, she is well groomed for the role of championing the everyday person, the baby boomer (of which she can call herself one), and the women of the nation, who will be highly-sought-after voters in this race.

It is believed she is looking to raise up to $2.5 billion in funds from Democrat supporters to fight her long campaign to the November 8 2016 election, that sits more than 18 months away.

Hillary Clinton has chosen an interesting way to make herself look connected and authentic to her community with her launch video. She has kicked the video off with 90 seconds of stories about other people who are “about to start something new”. A family moving house to a better area for their child to start kindergarten, a mother going back to work, a gay couple planning their marriage, two men starting their own business, a retiree starting retirement and a woman looking for a job.

Then she steps into the frame of a suburban lifestyle and says “I’m getting ready to do something too. I’m running for president”.

Share your thoughts today on the prospects of the first woman president of the USA? Do you think she can do it? What do you think of the campaign launch video?

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. I nearly fainted when I saw she needed to raise a couple of Billion for her campaign. What a terrible system! Good luck to her, I would love to see a woman as President.

  2. I hope not surely someone better what a shocking waste of money, how could any ordinary people ever aspire to be President.

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    • If you read my comments Julie Claire De Somer that is exactly what I was saying, if it takes that amount of money to campaign how can any “ordinary citizens” (without personal wealth) ever aim for the top job, I was certainly not implying that she was ordinary quite the opposite, I think her family has had their time, give someone else a go.

    • Sorry Marilyn Clark, lack of punctuation led me to the wrong conclusion. I feel her experience alone gives her the necessary credentials for this onerous position.

  3. Personaly I don`t give a rats whether a man or woman runs a country as long as they can do a good job. Saying that she hasn`t had a good track record.

  4. 67 years old and she wants to run the most powerful nation in the world. And here we are in Australia telling over sixtys they are old….

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    • Hillary Clinton is highly intelligent & articulate, that goes back to her school days through to her Graduation from Yale University in ’73. She is listed as one of the most influential Lawyers in the US. Has founded advocates for families & children, led a task-force for reforming the Education System. Not about feminism – just about the best person for one of the most daunting jobs on earth.

    • Think it would be wonderful, might show our Prime Minister there is plenty of life, and wisdom in over 60 year olds. Good luck to her

  5. Why????

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    • Yes – good question Bev Pow. People should not put up such adverse statements without qualifying them. Perhaps detractors should look up all of the gains she has made for the country. Her age just means that she has had time to gain more knowledge & experience..

  6. She is evil cover ups and bengazi was disgraceful. No to hilary

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    • Think you mean BengHazi and that premeditated terrorist attack by Islamic Militants Ansar al-Sharia led by Anmed Abu Khattalu notably on Sept 11 2012. Like other terrorist attacks could never have been predicted, by Hillary or anyone else, which is why they are called terrorist attacks.

    • I will bow to your superior knowledge and will change my view just to make you happy. It seems that being right is sooo important yo you

    • I thought the question was what did we think of her “beginning” of her campaign. I thought it was innovative and brilliant and if she continues with similar with a fe positive steps to ending war, housing the homeless, decreasing their debt and a few others she will be a winner

  7. Hillary Clinton is far better choice than anything that might be thrown against her from the right (have you had a look lately?) Daughter of a Republican, she has been an exceptional advocate for Democrat ideals (American health reforms and improved world dialogue as Secretary of State, as examples). Obama’s liberal policies have been greatly diminished by hostile House and Senate. It is to be hoped Clinton – if elected – will at least control a majority to allow passage of her own liberal reforms.

  8. I have family in New York and get to visit more than most. I always talk to the Cab drivers about US politics. Haven’t met a cabbie yet that wants Hilary in the whiteHouse!

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