The Hillary Clinton I Know
Hillary fought for that bill until the very end. I remember organizing a big meeting for progressive leaders close to the end, and I have never seen her fighting spirit better, as she rallied advocates to keep fighting the good fight. When the bill finally died, she immediately started talking to Teddy Kennedy and other congressional leaders about what we could do to at least get children covered, and the eventual result was the CHIP program, which today covers 8 million kids.
This election is a choice between the most openly bigoted man to run for president since the early 1900s and a woman who has genuinely fought on behalf of progressive values her entire life. With our enthusiastic support, we could help her create a wave election that will decimate Trumpism for a long time to come, and give our ideas a genuine chance to become policy. We need to get to work.
progressive than Barack Obama back in 2008, and although our amazing president has proven to be quite progressive - more than any other president who came before him - fact remains that if you look closely, you'll see that those Cassandras from back then were correct - Obama was more centrist than Hillary.
I'm a huge supporter and fan of President Obama, don't get me wrong. But of the reasons why I chose Barack Obama over her was because we needed someone who was slightly less liberal. We were in a crisis of epic proportions, and we needed someone who was, yes, progressive but also somewhat conservative. Now, however, it's time for a strong Progressive to take the White House, build on President Obama's successes and make it her own, and push this country forward with leaps and bounds.
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about Hillary Clinton. She has always been progressive, and she has always worked hard to implement progressive policies.
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And I knew that she often pushed him to the left, like when she threatened to publicly oppose the first two versions of welfare reform if Bill didn't veto them (I believe the first 2 were worse than the one he signed).
On foreign policy and trade, I don't really trust her to be as progressive as I would like, but on issues like health care, education, and economic issues I mostly trust her. I also trust that she will be effective at getting things done even if what she gets done doesn't go as far as I would like.