Like Michael Jackson sang “This is it”; 2016 could possibly be the most exciting race in history

Hillary Rodham Clinton's enters the race; and they're off. (Photo credit:  Official Secretary of State Photo;

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s enters the race; and they’re off. (Photo credit: Official Secretary of State Photo;

Most people have probably heard that Former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton has officially announced that she will be running for the office of President of the United States of America. Clinton, after running a popular campaign in 2008, caused a near riot of excitement on the campaign floor when she announced that her delegation was throwing their support behind presidential candidate Barack Obama. We don’t know if she was deserting what she felt was a sinking ship at the time, or whether she decided to get more political experience before running for the coveted oval office.
Either way, she certainly executed her exit dance in a classy way. Her being such a good sport about losing, and then in turn working under and closely with the candidate she has lost to, made her all the more admirable in the hearts of many. She clearly has a following. Some are likely the same sort of enthusiastic voters that get super hyped about the novelty gatecrasher in any election. They want to see a woman elected for the first time with as much urgency as tens of thousands of voters wanted to see a Black person elected for the first time in that now famed and historical election. Yes there have women candidates before, but there is something about this one that seems so possible, and therefore more exciting.
There have been the scattered comments that the scriptures speak against women rulers in verses like 1 Corinthians 14:34 and Titus 2:5. Yet some say these verses only refer to women being the head of the church. They rebut this with stories of known political female leaders in the bible, such as the Queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10:1) and a powerful female ruler and judge named Deborah (Judges 4:4-5). Whatever side of the coin you fall down on, a large number of people think this will be a fascinating race to watch. As we get more in-depth glimpses into each candidate’s beliefs and platforms, there will be a refreshing take on an old slogan. Now we will say, may the best person win.”


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