Hillary Clinton for US president | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 29, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:51 PM, July 29, 2016

Editorial

Hillary Clinton for US president

The better candidate

We congratulate Hillary Clinton who, after a grueling 15-month campaign, has finally clinched the Democratic Party's nomination for US president, making history as the first woman to be picked by a major political party to run for the White House. It is an honour for her and her fellow Americans some of whom remain reluctant to see a woman as the president of the strongest country on earth. 

Clinton has a long, proven track record of public service as an attorney, as the First Lady, a US senator and then the Secretary of State. Her lifelong work for women and children, minorities, immigrants, social justice and healthcare; and global security as America's top diplomat is all too well-known and hardly requires description. On the other hand, her republican opponent, Donald Trump, “the ultimate dealmaker,” is offering various forms of fears instead of any solutions to pressing issues faced by the US and the rest of the world. Come November the choice should be clear for Americans despite the orchestrated confusion over who is the more qualified of the two.  

This is an opportunity for Americans to be on the right side of history. Very recently, the British have elected Theresa May, the first woman since Margaret Thatcher as prime minister. Germany's Angela Merkel has led her country to a new prominence. Is America ready for a woman president? They better be.   

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