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Split Decision: Should Hillary Clinton be the next president?

Staff writer Amari Gaffney argues why Hillary Clinton would make a good president, while staff writer Camille Caulk argues for the opposing side.

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PRO

It’s become increasingly apparent that with the evolution of American culture that the Republican Party is becoming nothing more than a facade to uphold the image of democracy. What would prove that point better than another Democrat in office? Hillary Clinton has my vote if she decides to run in the 2016 presidential election.

Clinton started out as a Republican but after hearing a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. she became a Democrat in 1968.

Behind every good man is an even greater woman. Clinton has been that even greater woman on several occasions.

In 1976, Clinton worked on Jimmy Carter’s successful campaign for president while husband Bill Clinton was elected Attorney General.

As a woman, Clinton has broken down every gender barrier in her path. She became the first woman to be elected to the United States Senate from New York.

Granted with the stereotypes of women being over emotional versus men, Clinton has never showed that she was any less capable than a man. If one ever needed proof, the Clinton and Lewinsky sex scandal of 1998 shows that she handled herself in the complete opposite as gender stereotypes would have her portrayed.

Clinton may not have won the Democratic Primary in 2008 but she lost to an opponent that was equally as good for the job. For the first time it felt like there wasn’t a lesser of two evils option.

Clinton may have conceded after it became apparent that President Barack Obama held the majority of the delegate vote, but that allowed her to become the 67th United States Secretary of State. She made women and human rights a central talking point of U.S. Initiatives.

She’s the most traveled secretary state in history and promoted the use of social media to convey the country’s position.

“Too many women in too many countries speak the same language, of silence.” Clinton said in another press conference.

Whether it is her experience in politics, or her possibly being the first woman in office, Hillary Clinton for 2016 needs to be more than just a mention.

CON

Want to hear a joke? Hillary Clinton as President. It would be a guilt-ridden choice and a foul move for the American people to put her in office.

Many commenters on PolicyMic, a website for stories published about politics and arts & entertainment, forecast the storm of a presidency that would rumble if Clinton were in office.

Even as a female I do not think it would be wise to have a woman in office. I feel as if there are certain jobs only men should carry out, being president is one of them.

Women are commonly more emotional than men, and even the most strong-willed women or the emotionally controlled women still often fall back on motherly instincts. Dealing with heavyweight judgement calls that put millions at risk can be an emotionally trying responsibility.

History seems to continually repeat itself, some for the better and some for the worse. The first Clinton in office didn’t go over well, so why on Earth would we put in another?

If you tried something and failed outstandingly, I see little to no point in trying again.

It would be foolish and witless to say that former President Bill Clinton would have no influence in Hillary’s decision making or in her perspective of things.

Clinton’s affiliation with the Democratic party is a turn off as well.

I think the United States is ready for a Republican president again. The current Democratic president has created a rap sheet of unfulfilled promises, recurrent fabrications, and multiple unanswered questions for the American people.

The United States has had its fair share of change in the last few years. With an African-American president and more women in political offices, I unyieldingly think that change is good for a time being.

In spite of that, the time is up.

A woman president, particularly Hillary Clinton, would not be an act of good judgement of the the American people’s part.

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Split Decision: Should Hillary Clinton be the next president?