Hilary Clinton emerged as a clear winner among the Democrats at the elections in Iowa, giving a close chase to Bernie Sanders. There was only a difference of 0.29% votes between the two Democractic candidates. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, won from the Republicans, leaving the most entertaining element in these elections, Donald Trump, behind by a margin of 3.34% (Guardian). This win is quite reassuring and a promising first step towards success as President of the United States. Like FLOTUS (First Lady), I wonder what the female president’s husband would be addressed as?
Hilary contested elections earlier in 2008, when she finished third with 30.43% votes, behind Democratic candidates Barack Obama and John Edwards. This time was a mark improvement in her own score by 19.43 percentage points. This victory, in her own words, brought her a ‘sigh of relief’ as her claim to achieving the United States of America that she believes in, still alive.
Voter interest in the Democrats is almost split into half between the idea of a female president, and a political revolution that emanates from the grassroots.
Bernie Sanders, another Democratic candidate is a tough competitor to her stake in the presidential claim. Voter interest in the Democrats is almost split into half between the idea of a female president, and a political revolution that emanates from the grassroots. High on her agenda is equal pay for women, revamped reproductive rights, paid maternity leave and affordable childcare.
Keeping in view Hilary’s political history and experience, Vermont Senator Sanders coming so close comes as a tell-tale sign.
Hilary’s agenda includes the following:
- Setting up an economic policy that puts raising incomes at its focus;
- Working towards becoming a clean energy superpower in the 21st Century;
- Working against campus sexual assault and making college education more affordable;
- LGBT Equality;
- Gun reforms;
- Paid leave for employees
- Equal pay for women, revamped reproductive rights, paid maternity leave and affordable childcare.
- Finding a cure for Alzheimer’s achieving national targets by 2025;
What is also noteworthy is the fact that The States has seen an alternating pattern between the Democrats and the Republicans coming in power in the past century. Going by that pattern, with Democrat Obama in the lead since 2008, there is probability that the Republicans (which means either Ted Cruz or Donald Trump!) might come into power. But that is just a speculation being made. There are lot more counties to cover and hearts to be won. Having a female president in the States seems like a ripe thing to do in times when women’s position is being seriously considered across the world as it forms one of the key SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) by the UN.