Wednesday 13 December 2017

A woman's place is in the White House, 2016

Carol Hunt finds the prospect of feminist and 'woman's woman' Hillary Clinton as US President tantalising

Hillary, US Secretary of State. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty)
Hillary, US Secretary of State. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty)
Carol Hunt

Carol Hunt

In 1993, Barbara Walters Presents began a tradition of choosing the 12 "most fascinating people of the year" on her famous ABC show. Topping the list was Hillary Clinton. Twenty years on, Walters once again announced her list. And once again Hillary Clinton comes out on top as the most fascinating person of 2013. That's some achievement.

Whatever one may think of Ms Rodham Clinton, ignoring her is not an option. Particularly as she looks set to become the first woman president of the United States.

Even articulating that in print makes me wonder if I should go back and erase it in case it jinxes her campaign. And yes, I know that Hillary has yet to formally announce her intention to run in the 2016 election, but really, does anyone think she won't? Short of wearing a badge saying "First Female President", Hillary's -- and Bill's -- hints about her future candidature could not be broader.

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