Front-running Democrat candidate for the 2016 Presidency of the United States, Hillary Clinton, has given her first campaign address – in front of thousands at Roosevelt Island in New York City.
Clinton’s speech was soft on policy but hard on the big picture: introducing her Presidency campaign as one for “all americans”.
“Prosperity can’t be just for CEOs and hedge fund managers. Democracy can’t be just for billionaires and corporations,” Clinton said.
Hillary Clinton pushed for a closure of the income gap between genders, saying, “it is way past time to end the outrage of so many women still earning less than men on the job and women of color often making even less.”
The biggest zing came when Hillary Clinton reminded everyone that if elected, she would well and truly be making history, in more ways than one.
“You know, I know how hard this job is. I’ve seen it up close and personal. All our Presidents come into office looking so vigorous. And then we watch their hair grow grayer and grayer. Well, I may not be the youngest candidate in this race.
But I will be the youngest woman President in the history of the United States! And the first grandmother as well. And one additional advantage: You’re won’t see my hair turn white in the White House. I’ve been colouring it for years!”
The full transcript of Hillary Clinton’s address can be found here.
The 2016 US Presidential election is expected to be held in November, 2016. This is but the beginning of media madness to come.
Meanwhile, Hillary launched her first instagram account on Thursday, her #TBT and power suit colour-coordination game both slaying in equal, and dizzying, measure. :’)
via New York Times.
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