Are You As Excited as I am about Hillary Running for President?

United States
January 26, 2007 8:50am CST
I'm not sure America is ready for a woman as president, but I am. I think Hillary has what it takes?
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@mnksmommy (302)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Yes, I am voting for her. I have been hoping for her to run--for almost 7 years now. I think she is qualified and would make an excellent president.
• United States
2 Feb 07
Did you get the impression when the Clintons were in the White House that she was really the one in charge? I know I did.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
14 Feb 07
You understand if she wins... last four presidents Bush -- college, Yale. Clinton college, Yale. Bush -- college, Yale. Clinton college, Yale. Heck we have Jeb waiting in the wings... could he make a run in 2012? Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush???
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• United States
17 Feb 07
Wow, you are probably right about Jeb now that he's no longer governor of Florida. Did he go to Yale too? LOL
@hariharbhat (1314)
• India
27 Jan 07
I am not that excited. You may be aware of the history of the nations where woman president/primeminister has ruled ? They only the woman in body and not with mind and wisdom of a lady. What this poor lady can do in a senate where the men are in majority ? A lady can have false pride that woman is president and future generation will come to know that a woman was also a president. Nothing will change. Don't keep hopes.
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• United States
27 Jan 07
Sadly, that does seem to be true. Hopefully, things will change. I believe Hillary has set it in motion. Somehow, I don't envision her as a puppet on a string.
• United States
27 Jan 07
On a slightly different note, how can you support our president when he has led our country into war for no big reason. I say that because when we first went into Iraq, we were expecting to get all of these nuclear weapons. Instead we got nothing. Bush's excuse for this was to capture Saddam. I feel that Iraq today is much worse then Iraq when Saddam was in power. Back to Hilary, don't you think that America will prosper with ANYONE else in power that can clean up what Bush has done?
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• United States
27 Jan 07
I listened to some of the newscast before the Presidents speech. They said President Bush has one of the lowest ratings ever.
@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I would like to see a woman as President , but not Hillary. I think her and her husband made a mockery of the Presidents role and I don't care for her views on quite a few things. With a woman in office I think we would see a difference in how things can be done with out going to war. I personally like Bush for his beliefs and he isn't afraid to stand up for his country and God...to me that makes a person. I feel that Hillary tends to be wishy washy on things and I don't feel like I could trust her in office... but this is just my humble opinion.. it all remains to be seen...
• United States
26 Jan 07
It's true, my excitemnet is a WOMAN running for president. I feel this is a giant step forward for women. I like BUSH too! I'm afraid to think how many more bombings would have occured if we ignored what happened.
• New Zealand
17 Feb 07
Geraldine Ford tried, but could not cut the mustard. Golda Meir, Srimavo Bandarnaike, Margaret Thatcher, Corazon Aquino, Benazir Bhutto, Helen Clark. These women are illustrious predessors to anything the US can field - including Hillary - clever enough as she is. There is perhaps a 70% chance that the King (Queen) makers will allow Hillary to make it. But she has a huge act to follow. Kind regards.
@hiitssomu (657)
• United States
26 Jan 07
yes, i am really excited to see that Hillary contesting for American president post. I want to see the first lady American president. in all respect american women are one step ahead from rest of the world. onlythis is the place where we didn't see any women in charge. i really love to see one lady president. If it happend the Hillary will be able to place herself in the history of America. i also want to see one american president with some good manner and against of war. not like Bush, the name after terrorism!
• United States
26 Jan 07
There are women in power all over the world. Look at Europe. Yes it would be good for us to have a women prez, but it is nothing new. Also almost everyone else in our government is against the war.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
I think you miss the point hiitsomu made. She basically said other countries already had women in powerful positions even though American women have been just as powerful if not more!
• United States
26 Jan 07
I think that this might be good. But sometimes I think that Hillary can change her mind a lot and is not sure of what she wants. I know that the majority of our country wants to keep tradition the same. But I do not have a problem with a women prez.
• United States
26 Jan 07
yeah, I was a little disappointed when I heard some of the Americans views on a woman president. Most said they felt better knowing a MAN was incharge of the country.
• United States
29 Jun 07
That woman would be the worst president in the world. It is not because she is a woman either. I just feel she does not make good presidential material. I do not think she will win anyway because noone could care less for her Hillarycare but socialists.
• United States
16 Feb 07
I definately think Hillary has what it takes.She is s strong lady and we need a strong leader.Men have always been in power in this country and look at how messed up it is!It's time for a change!
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• United States
18 Feb 07
All we can do is see what happens. I don't think America is ready yet.
• United States
16 Feb 07
Wow, I try to stay as far away from political conversations as I can! As far as a woman being president, I hope that it happens sometime in my lifetime, but honestly I would be concerned if it happened now. I feel that most Americans could handle a woman president, but there are so many other countries that treat their women like dirt that it might make it even harder for us as we try to figure out the war and all the other international problems. I'd be concerned that some countries would view us as a weaker country because of her and might even increase their attempts to attack America or the female president because of their biases. But it might be good to have a woman at the reigns. It seems that a lot of men do things simply to protect or enhance their egos. I'm speaking of this more from my experience with corporations where men are leading the company, but I'm sure it applies to politics as well!
• United States
17 Feb 07
LOL, I think you are safe. This is a somwhat political discussion. I ma happy Hillary is running for president, but it doesn't necessarily mean I will be voting for her. I usually can never decide until the final days before the election.
@mjsdls (1840)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I'am all for women presidents, just not Hillary. I wish C Rice was running against her. I'm sure she would win. Hillary reminds me to much like a false prophet for the anti christ. I'm not saying she is - she just reminds of one.
• United States
15 Feb 07
LMAO, thanks for the morning laugh. Have you visited her campaign site? She definitely did sound like a false prophet. But I still like her drive!
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Oh boy.... Ok, let's get down to the facts. For the first time in the history of the United States of America there is a very good chance we will not have a rich white guy as a president. Here is the problem for Hillary. 1. Bill 2. The contenders she has to win the PRIMARY election a. Clinton b. Obama (black which would be a first [half black technically]) c. Biden d. Dodd e. Edwards f. Gore g. Kerry (announced he is NOT running) h. Kucinich (already announced I believe) i. Richardson j. Vilsack (already announced I believe) Clinton who is: Conservative 10% Moderate 33% Liberal 52% has to contend with all these MEN just to win her PRIMARY. The one to give her a good run is Barack Obama. Obama who is: Conservative 7% Moderate 37% Liberal 42% (the most moderate Democrat [along with Edwards] we have running) So say Clinton sqeeks by (both Obama and Clinton are sitting with 50% approval ratings right now)... She has to contend with the Republicans who are not as weak as everyone thinks they are in the Presidential electorials. 1. Rudy Gulianni has a 63% approval rating! 2. John McCain 52% (he was a POW and knows better than any of us about the war in Iraq) even with his stance of sending in more military 3. Newt Gengrich was not a fan of his until I heard a speech from him... was Speaker of the House and I was very impressed with him 4. There are 7 others I won't get into that are vieing for the Republican side. I am glad to see two minorities that are going to be running... this like the last two elections is going to be an interesting 2008.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
I have seen quite a few news related programs about both Hillary and Barack Obama. It seems like most people who be interestd in seeing Barack Obama as president before Hillary. Either way, I am happy to see she has the courage to face the challenge.
• United States
13 Feb 07
I think Hillary has what it takes. I'm getting tired of seeing men in charge.they 've been running the country since it was founded and look at the mess they've made of it.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
Lol, let's just hope and pray women and clean the mess up!
@smille (831)
• India
6 Feb 07
yes, i m very much happy tht Hillary would be the next prez...my best wishes to her and u too.....even though i m not american, i would like to see her as next president of the US.
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• United States
6 Feb 07
Thanks. hopefully even if she doesn't win enough people will vote and prove that the USA is almost ready for a female president.
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@habichuelo (3104)
• United States
6 Feb 07
America its ready for anything,,,,so GO HILLARY GO!!!! if i could i would vote for her,,,i want to see a big change already in USA
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• United States
6 Feb 07
You and me both. I think she has what it takes but a lot of Americans aren't ready for a woman president. I'm not surethey are ready to progress like a lot of other countries have already done.
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31 Jan 07
I think she'll make a great president. Hopefully she'll win because i'm not to keen on the other runnings. (although i don't live in america and i'm not from there) this isn't much to do with me but i think she'll lead one of my favourite places towards a new "free" direction. If she doesn't turn out to be a fake. (which uk news report are making out she's doing) ~Joey
• United States
1 Feb 07
OMG, how dare the UK press say that! Lol. just getting, it doesn't surprise me. It's happening here in America too! But I honesty feel Hillary was the one in charge when Bill Clinton was in office.
@snowflake5 (1579)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I think she'll be fine. I'm not sure what the fuss about her gender is all about. Plenty of countries have had women leaders and they've done very well. Besides, Bill Clinton always said that his presidency was actually a joint presidency, with Hillary heloing with the decision making, and the Clinton years were good ones, America's standing in the world was never as high as during his era. It will be a second joint presidency, and hopefully they'll restore and repair America.
• United States
26 Jan 07
Yeah, but for some reason America hasn't been too receptive to a female in charge. I was surprised to see that many women don't want her in office they prefer a man to run the country.
• United States
26 Jan 07
I'm very excited about it. I think having a female president of the USA is long overdue. I also believe Hillary is the best candidate for the job at this point. She has the experience, is very intelligent and a great plan for the future of the USA.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
I always felt she was in charge when ex Pres. Bill Clinton was in office.
• United States
26 Jan 07
Yes I agree. I have always admired her and whats she stands for.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
She is a strong lady!
@kyng386 (66)
• Estonia
26 Jan 07
Why should i be excited? the truth is i hardly give a deam, who runs america. She can't be any worse than Bush, so what the heck
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• United States
26 Jan 07
Isn't that reason enough to be excited? LOL
• United States
23 Mar 08
I am excited about Hillary becoming our next president but not because she is a woman, but rather because I believe she really can do good for our country. I believe in her message and feel that she speaks on behalf of the issues that concern me. She has a good well rounded plan that will make life good again. I am tired of the waining economy and I think she has a strong economic plan to turn things around.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
20 Mar 08
I don't have a problem with a woman being president as long as she's capable of doing the job...that being said, I don't like Hillary. She seems to have a problem sticking to one side of an issue and she seems so power hungry. At this point, I'm hoping McCain gets it simply b/c he seems to be the lesser of the three evils. !!HAPPY EASTER!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I think that a woman could be president and could do a great job. What I am terrified of is Hillary becomming president. People fail to remember what happened during hre Husbands administration. One of the first think they did was to request the Internal Revenue Records and FBI Files on the people who they considered enemys. It took many months and several court battles before the records were returned. Hillary formed a committee for National Health Care. All meetings were held behind closed doors and it was a partisan committee not a bipartisian committee. People forget that she tells people what will make her look good. She has told people she was named for the famous explorer Sir Edmund Hillary who climmed Mt. Everest years after she was born, she stated that she was a Goldwater Girland at the same time worked for Civil Rights. She played pick up games of baseball and babysat migrant children while their parents worked in the fields. The problem is that where she grew no one remembers migrants working anywhere in the area. She claims to have experience - what legistation has she sponcered in the Senate? What experience has she had in a leadership position? There is a reason why most of the presidents in recient history have been former Governers or held another leadership positions.Can you remember the last SU Senator who was elected president? Condi Rice for President!!!