No woman could succeed as president anymore than could any man who did not have the trust and confidence of the majority of the nation for this is a democracy and governed by majority rule […] someday a woman maybe a president but I hope it will not be while we speak of a “woman’s vote” I hope it will only become a reality when she is elected as an individual because of her capacity and the trust which the majority of the people have in her integrity and ability as a person
Eleonor Roosvelt (1920)
Many thought Hillary Clinton was perfect to become the first woman american president. But in 2008 election she opposed another novelty in the landscape of America’s presidential campaigns and failed in her intent. However hers is a lifetime of major accomplishments and political dedication.
Rated one of the most powerful lawyers by the end of the 70’s Hillary Clinton made her way to top governmental positions in the coming 3 decades.
Never happened previously in America’s history as a First Lady (spouse of Bill Clinton 42nd US President 1993-2001) she took on an active political role. She drafted a reform of the Health System which failed to pass the Congress vote because labelled as socialized medicine but then succeeded in other initiatives concerning foster care, orphaned children, and above all the Children Health Insurance Program which would guarantee support for children whose families were unable to pay for their health coverage. As Senator for New York (2001-2009) one of her most cherished accomplishments was to secure money for the redevelopment of the area wreaked by the terrorist attacks of September 11 2011 along with an health coverage for those who suffered the consequences of those same attacks. As a Secretary of State (2009-ongoing) her primary concern with foreign relations is the war on terror calling mainly on diplomacy as the most effective weapon to secure peace and stability, but also a tough stance whenever the US or its allies interests are put in danger.
Throughout her political carrier, Clinton has developing a “shadow agenda” about a global gender equity centered around the motto “Women rights are human rights” coined for 1995 conference in Beijing.