Clinton exercises her wit in a subtle rebuke against the media’s focus on appearance when it comes to women in politics.
After George W. Bush notably declared that he would finish the job that his father started, his administration plunged the U.S. into a war that has left the Middle East in turmoil.
Negative campaigning has had a long tradition in U.S. politics. Clinton herself launched an unsettling and fear inducing anti-McCain ad in 2008.
Although voter turnout is down to around 58% from its peak level in 1876, when 81.8% of the population voted, these turnout has remained steady in the mid 50s over the last few decades, indicated cynicism hasn’t completely eclipsed the democratic process.
Clinton muses on the purpose of political power.
In the balancing act between increasing taxes and expanding social services, Clinton is clearly pulling for the side of expanding social welfare benefits.
About half of American women will have an unintended pregnancy, and nearly 3 in 10 will have an abortion, by age 45.
Clinton made this statement amidst audible groans in front of 500 people at the European Parliament. While European democracy traces its roots back to ancient Greece, it is possible she meant in terms of the modern Republic state.
Clinton responding to the the increasing discontent with the accumulation of wealth in the hands of the elite, that remains in hidden bank accounts without re-circulating in the economy.