Bill Clinton Wants To See A Female US President In His Lifetime

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There’s a saying about politics: Nothing is a sure thing. These words were echoed by former US Democratic President Bill Clinton this week at a financial conference in China. While this may be true, there is one thing Mr. Clinton is in fact 100% sure of: the fact that he wants to see a female US President sit at the White House before he dies.

‘I hope we have a woman president in my lifetime, and I think it would be a good thing for the world as well as for America,’ he said on Monday.”

And of course this started the ball rolling on the line of questioning about whether his wife, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be running for Presidency come 2016. His answer? “I have no idea.”

But instead of ending there, he made sure to tell the press, and essentially the world, that if Hillary did decide to run, he would be fully supporting her, and went on to sing her praises.

He called his wife “the ablest public servant I have ever worked with” and said that he would support her whatever decision she makes on a White House run.”

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“If that’s what she wants to do, I will support her,” Clinton said. “But if she decides for whatever reason she doesn’t, I will support that.”

Keeping in line with his statement about how important it is to see a female US president, he makes mention that both he and his wife are less fearful than they were a few decades ago. Perhaps this is the perfect time for someone like Hillary, who is as experienced in US politics as they come, to join the race.

But his support for a woman in the Oval Office doesn’t just stop with Hillary, as he told CNN’s Piers Morgan at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York in September he thinks his daughter Chelsea could take up the position of Commander in Chief of the United States.

He went on to say how at the moment he knows his wife would make a better president simply due to experience, but in the long run, Chelsea would be a “better president”.

To hear a powerful man in politics and social conscience say he advocates a female US president, and soon, is rather exciting. It shows there are men who support more females in politics, and also shows they recognize the value to the country’s citizens.

There was a time in the segregated 1960s when the thought of an African-American president was the most absurd thing ever. Cut to 2013, and now we are talking about women ruling the country. The thought of both Hillary and Chelsea Clinton running for presidency in their lifetimes shows that the world is changing, and if countries like Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and many in Africa elect female Presidents and Prime Ministers, The United States has some catching up to do!

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