Who is best prepared to confront the enormous challenges the nation faces from ending the Iraq war to shoring up Americas middle class to confronting global climate change? The job requires a president who not only understands the changes needed to move the country forward but also possesses the discipline and skill to navigate the reality of the resistant Washington power structure to get things done. That candidate is New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. From working for childrens rights as a young lawyer, to meeting with leaders around the world as first lady, to emerging as an effective legislator in her service as a senator, every stage of her life has prepared her for the presidency.
In case you haven’t heard yet, The Des Moines Register has decided who to endorse for President. This is probably one of the most important and potentially powerful endorsements leading up to the Iowa Caucus, as this very same endorsement helped John Edwards skyrocket from back of the pack in the late polls to a close 21% second place finish in the 2004 Caucus. And now that the paper’s editorial board picked Hillary this time, the media is already shifting its talk from “Hillary tanking?” to “Hillary comeback?”.
But let’s forget the media chatter for now. Do you agree with The DM Register’s reasoning here? Do you agree with them on Hillary being the most effective agent of change? Does she have the potential to be “the next FDR”? Is she one candidate on our side who is best able to work for change as our next President?
Go ahead and have your say.