By Katherine Melick
As a registered Democrat, I strongly believe that Hillary Clinton should be our next president of the United States. She stands as the most qualified and experienced candidate to have run for this office. Hillary has spent her life and career helping to improve the lives of children around the world through education and immunizations. Hillary has always shattered the glass ceiling for women, proving time and time again that gender is not a qualification for success. In the words of our First Lady, Michelle Obama, “[Clinton] has more experience and exposure to the presidency than any candidate in our lifetime. Yes, more than Barack, more than Bill. So she is absolutely ready to be Commander in chief on day one. And yes, she happens to be a woman.”
Though the 2016 Presidential election has been mired in negativity. I strongly believe that Hillary Clinton is the best and brightest choice for our future. The many problems facing our nation need a highly intelligent and a calm and steady hand at the helm. Hillary Clinton by far exceeds these attributes. Secretary Clinton comes with much controversy, but my concerns were diminished when I reread Theodore Roosevelt’s speech known as “The Man in the Arena”:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, an and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.
erefore, on November 8, 2016 I will confidently cast my vote for the most qualified candidate to seek the office of President of the United States. I will vote for the woman who has spent her life daring greatly, I will VOTE HILLARY!