Diane Rodham Clinton (b. October 26, 1947)
Hillary Clinton, is the United States Secretary of
State, and a former Senator from the state of New York.
Hillary Clinton initially gained fame as the wife of
President Bill Clinton, and is today one of those unique
individuals who is easily identified by her first name.
Mentioning "Hillary" in any type of political context
guarantees passionate opinions either for or against her.
She proved to be a lightning rod of support for President
Clinton from his allies and various liberal groups,
especially those involved in feminist/women's issues and
health care. Just as powerfully, Hillary Clinton evokes
strong reactions from Republicans and conservative groups
who see her as someone to both mock and fear as the 2008
Presidential election draws ever nearer. Hillary Clinton
was considered such a strong contender for the Democratic
Presidential nomination, that Republicans often looked at
their roster of potential candidates with thoughts of
whether or not those potential candidates can effectively
match up against Hillary Clinton.
Clinton came in second in the Iowa Caucuses , won the
New Hampshire Primary, and won the Nevada Caucuses.
Not long before the Democratic Convention, it was
apparant that Barack Obama would win the nomination.
Clinton lent her support to Obama, and in return, Senator
Obama urged his supporters to help Hillary Clinton retire
her campaign debt.
As the 2008 Presidential campaign wound to a close,
Hillary Clinton, as well as her husband, President Bill
Clinton, actively campaigned on behalf of Barack Obama
and other Democrats.
Following Barack Obama's victory over
Republican John McCain, Hillary Clinton was invited to
join the Obama Administration as America's face to the
world as the Secretary of State.
Hillary Rodham Clinton --June 2003 interview in which
the Senator and former First Lady reflects on her life,
her memoir, and the current political climate. Also
provides subscribers-only access to excerpts from
Clinton's autobiography, Living History.
Hillary.com--An independent news site that provides
the most comprehensive and up-to-date reports about
Hillary Clinton: In the Senate, on the campaign trail in
New York, and testing the waters across the country for a
possible run for the White House in 2008.