THE THIRD TERM IS THE CHARM!
While I was growing up, my parents were hard-core Clinton loyalists. My mother actually campaigned for the future President in San Gabriel during his first presidential campaign (and even got to kiss him on the cheek). In January 1993 my parents flew to Washington, D.C. to attend Bill Clinton’s first presidential inauguration, which my father described as a day full of hope and optimism.
During the eight years that Bill Clinton was President, our country experienced the greatest peacetime economic expansion in our nation’s history. Among the accomplishments of the Clinton Administration: 23 million new jobs were created, the jobless rate for African-Americans was cut in half, millions were lifted out of poverty, and home ownership was at its highest level in over 30 years.
In his second year in office, President Clinton signed the Assault Weapons Ban, which prohibited the purchase of semi-automatic firearms that were used recently in the Newtown Massacre (the ban expired in 2004).
Oh, and for all you Tea Party people who worry about the national debt, it was President Clinton, not a Republican, who brought fiscal discipline to The White House, having created budget surpluses of over $200 billion during the last few years of his Presidency. In fact, if the Bush tax cuts had not been enacted and the Clinton economic policies were continued during the first decade of the 21st Century, our national debt would be paid off, and the money our government now spends paying interest on the national debt would instead be used for education, health care, etc. Of course there is no way that Bill Clinton will ever be President again thanks to the 22nd Amendment. But there is a way to bring him back to The White House, and that is by electing his wife Hillary.
Of course Hillary would make a strong presidential candidate by herself. As !rst lady of Arkansas, she was an advocate for early childhood education in her state. As !rst lady of the United States she continued to be an advocate for children as an instrumental force in the passage of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which provides health insurance for poor children. As New York’s Junior Senator she was a leading investigator into the cause of health problems suffered by those who were in New York City on 9/11. And as the former Secretary of State, she has met with and had good relationships with world leaders and has improved America’s reputation with the rest of the world. But by electing Hillary Clinton, not only would America have its first female President, but the husband-and-wife team that helped make our economy prosper during the good ol’ 1990s would be back to lead our country to prosperity once again.