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First Woman Presumptive Presidential Nominee

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Monday June 6th, 2016 Hillary Clinton became the first woman presumptive presidential nominee for a major US political party.  Making a significant crack into the glass ceiling she is the closest any woman has ever been to working in the oval office. Yesterday June 8th, 2016 she was endorsed by President Barack Obama whom she had endorsed almost eight years ago when she withdrew her 2008 campaign.

As the presumptive Democratic nominee she will likely be facing the presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump who has often referenced to women very negatively such as “fat pigs,” and “disgusting animals,” going as far as making sex jokes aimed at his own daughter Ivanka Trump.

Debbie Walsh, the director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University referred to Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again,” as sexist saying that “it implies we want to go back to a world where we were in charge of everything’ —- basically speaking to white men.”  Walsh concluded that this “is what it seems like Hillary will be running against.”

The rise of Clinton and the opposition could likely be the rise of Trump due to the “reaction by some conservative white meant to the rise of Clinton. Walsh believes that “her being that nominee fuels that group of people that are feeling like the world has changed on them and they’re not in charge anymore.”

For the past 228 years all forty-four presidents that have been elected have all been men.  This year marks the farthest any woman has come in a political campaign with the potential to go all the way. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that Hillary’s campaign is “a strong message about how far we have come.”  As Hillary said herself in that if she was able to secure the general election in November that “fathers will be able to say to their daughters, ‘You, too, can grow up to be president.”




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