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Saturday 24 September 2016

Hillary's taken the first step on a rough road

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

POLITICAL survivor Hillary Clinton has finally thrown her hat into the ring in a bid for the Democratic nomination to run for US president in 2016.

It's extraordinary that this 67-year-old still possesses the will and determination to undergo what will be a gruelling election marathon.

Of course, Clinton enters the fray with a commanding lead over other candidates, on all sides. She is a tough and experienced campaigner who narrowly missed out on the Democratic nomination in 2008.

But she is also a divisive figure in American politics loved and loathed in equal measure - a bit like her husband Bill.

It's very, very early days but I think that she has what it takes to break through the glass ceiling and become the first female US President.

It'll be a rough road to the ultimate prize though.

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