As a public servant, as the wife of a governor and a president who was deeply involved in his administrations, as a lawyer and activist, and as a United States Senator, she already has had an opportunity to see firsthand and up-close what it means to serve the interests of the people and govern the country. There is no contender for the presidency, either among the Democrats or the Republicans, who will require less on-the-job training than Hillary Clinton. After the disaster we have been witnessing these last nearly seven years, we need someone who can get to work fixing the country from her first day in office.
This diary from a good friend of mine on MyDD explains pretty well why so many Democrats are supporting Hillary Clinton for President. They’re confident that she has the strength and the experience to change course on Iraq, on the climate crisis, on health care, and on so much more.
And apparently, my friend Beltway Dem isn’t the only one who feels that way. The Concord Monitor, one of New Hampshire’s largest newspapers, endorsed Hillary. According to them, she has what it takes to make change happen. Here’s what they say, via No Quarter.
Many White House administrations start off slowly, as green presidents fumble through their early months, unsure how to bend Washington to their will. Come 2009, America will be unable to afford such squandered time. ClintonÃ‚â€™s ambitious to-do list for her first few weeks in office gives us confidence that her priorities are right and that she would act swiftly to make a positive difference. She is the MonitorÃ‚â€™s choice in the Jan. 8 Democratic primary.
So what are you thinking here? Are Beltway Dem and The Concord Monitor right? Does Hillary’s experience set her apart? Will her know-how actually help her make change happen? Think about it.