Hillary’s Up For the Challenge
Now that Donald Trump has secured the Republican nomination, observers are already saying that Hillary Clinton is the assumed Democratic nominee. So does Hillary have what it takes to stand up to Donald Trump when the general election campaign gets into full swing? From political expertise, to the ability to change on the fly, push back against controversial topics and even leverage her household name, Hillary has got a lot going on in her corner as she preps to stand up and fight against Donald Trump.
Unlike Trump, Clinton has actually got political experience and years of resume to back it up. One thing Trump is very good at is talking to the public, no doubt he has the ability to rev up a powerful crowd of supporters. But one thing absent lately, or consistently for that matter, is his political stance. Yeah, sure he said Mexico should pay for a wall, and has hinted vaguely on various other topics such as a tax plan, but in short, Donald Trump has managed to redirect America’s attention from politics to reality TV show drama. Hillary has the ability to draw Trump back into the serious political arena, where in fact she has the experience, knowledge, and power to take back this “celebrity” election and bring the people’s focus and interest to the topics that should matter such as the economy, health care, and homeland security.
Having the flexibility and knowledge of when to make a move is key to any successful political campaign, and Hillary Clinton has once again done just that. Even though she lost to Bernie Sanders in several primaries, Clinton has wasted no time redirecting her camp towards what she considers her biggest threat, Donald Trump. Making a change is not the only adaptable trait that one needs when running a successful campaign, but doing it with ease and confidence is what makes Hillary best suited for the Trump challenge. Donald recently changed his approach as well, but pundits took the change and spun it into a negative light, causing another hurdle to face when campaigning. Hillary on the other hand has been able to shrug off negative press with her change of stance in the past, and expects to hold fast in her future strategic movements.
Hillary also has a strong confidence about her, and due to her political career, has shouldered some pretty serious charges. From the Whitewater scandal to the Benghazi incident, Clinton has demonstrated that she can work under pressure, and stand up for what she believes in while doing so. For a future president, this is key to having the general public understand that you are going to stand up for them even in the toughest situations. Unlike Trump who often turns to rhetoric and name-calling to divert from criticism, Hillary works towards a political solution. While not everyone agrees that Hillary is squeaky clean, and others have continued to pursue her shortcomings, one thing is sure, she knows how to handle controversy in a proper way.
A Household Name
Finally, let’s not forget that the Clinton name is a household name. Sure her husband Bill had some controversies in his White House years, but overall, people know the Clinton brand and associate it with politics. Donald Trump on the other hand is a more elusive name associated with the 1% elite, several failed business endeavors, and a reality TV show.
Regardless of the results in the upcoming election, one thing is clear, Hillary Clinton is by far one of the best suited candidates to take on the Trump train for the 2016 Presidential Elections. Only time will tell how this epic battle will turn out, but supporters of the former Secretary are hoping that the weight of actual political expertise and experience will tilt the scales towards the Clinton camp, and set the stage for the first female president in US history.