Just one week after the 2012 election, Hillary Clinton has received a presidential endorsement for 2016. The Buffalo News is looking ahead to 2016 as the newspaper's editorial board explains in their Op-ed why she would make the best candidate and president.
"She would bring vastly more leadership, experience and judgment to the White House, compared with its current occupant....She not only knows the right thing to do, she also knows how to do it."
The Buffalo News goes on to list Clinton's political accomplishments as First Lady and as a Senator for New York:
"Her talent was recognized early. When she and Bill graduated from Yale Law School, it was Hillary the top law firms and political organizations wanted. She developed her political skills while serving as first lady of Arkansas and, especially, the United States. She then struck out on her own to run for senator from New York to replace retiring Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. To say that the people of New York did not immediately warm to her is an understatement. She has often been a polarizing political figure who is either adored or despised, but she managed to overcome that hurdle to be elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2006 by about a 2-to-1 margin. Clinton served the state well, building a reputation as a consensus-builder, during her eight years in the Senate."
But the newspaper acknowledges that Clinton's biggest roadblock to becoming president is her own feelings; she has said that she will not run in the future and is eager to regain her personal life. The Buffalo News remains hopeful that with the help of Bill Clinton, Hillary will be persuaded to launch her campaign and that the Democratic party will come together to give her the nomination "for the country's sake."