“I’m in. And I’m in to win.” When Hillary Rodham Clinton wrapped a Jan. 20 website announcement with those words, she officially joined the ranks of numerous 2008 presidential candidates — a dozen or more of whom Clinton will battle for the Democratic nomination. And as the blogosphere burbles with chatter about potential landmark African-American candidate Barack Obama, Clinton gears up to potentially usher in another American milestone as the first female president.
A USA Today poll suggests Clinton would be her party’s most likely nominee, with Obama not far behind. With that said, it looks as if America is in store for big changes in 2008, but with which candidate in the Oval Office?
Here’s what the blogosphere is saying about Clinton’s 2008 presidential candidacy:
“I cringed when New Yorkers voted her into office, and now I am truly horrified that the ignorant voters in this country will vote her in as a lark, because we will ALL pay for their folly!” Colleen D, nytimes.com
“Hillary Clinton has finally said that she is thinking about trying to become president in 2008. Everybody expected her to say so for the past six years and now an important candidate with a good chance of winning has been added to the race.” cyberend.com
“If she secures the Democratic nomination, wins and serves two terms, by 2017 the United States will have been governed by either a Bush or a Clinton for 28 years. That’s three decades governed not just by the same two families but much of the same supporting staff.” Kathy Miller, hillaryproject.com
“After this weekend, the race is heating up in the Democratic Party. The question of the weekend seemed to be ‘Is America ready for either a black or female President?'”Papamatt, irregularjoes.com
“Congratulations Ms. Rodham-Clinton! You are a very well prepared woman, very intelligent, and with a fabulous life experience, for good and for bad. You are the only candidate who knows what being a U.S. President is like. It’s going to be tough especially because you are a woman. You will give us the chance to show the world we are not still in the 19th Century in politics.” Tizi, nytimes.com
“My vote is for Barack Obama as his kind of message and mentality is needed to unite Blue and Red America, protect us from terrorist at the same time build international support and high moral value for America at home and abroad.” Kamendra N. Mishra, nytimes.com
Talk: Will 2008 deliver a woman or a minority to the oval office — or neither? COMMENT
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