Patti Solis Doyle was the first campaign manager of the former first lady’s 2008 presidential run. This time around, Hillary Clinton has tapped 35-year-old political director, Robby Mook to navigate her through the 2016 Presidential race. He becomes the first openly gay person to serve as the manager of a major presidential campaign.
“Robby understands modern campaigns, the value of data and technology,” Obama adviser David Plouffe told Bloomberg in 2013. “He beat us three times; his footprint was on our back. He did the best job of anyone over there.”
To the surprise of absolutely no one, Hillary Clinton threw her hat in the proverbial ring. Though she’s previously denied wanting to launch a second attempt for the Oval Office, the 67-year-old former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State announced she’s in the running for the 2016 US Presidential race.
“Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,” says Clinton in the clip. “Everyday Americans needs a champion, and I want to be that champion. So you can do more that just get by, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Because when families are strong, America is strong.”
The anticipation of her announcement reached a fever pitch in recent days with many expecting it would take place sometime this weekend. Not surprisingly, social media lit up with tons of support. Also expected was the number of detractors. #WhyImNotVotingForHillary immediately trended. Watch the video below.
Rodham isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until the 2016 Presidential Election, but that isn’t stopping the film’s director from giving interviews about it and spilling some major casting details. James Ponsoldt chatted with The Independent about which four ladies he has his eyes on to play a young Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“Regardless of people’s political affiliation or how they feel about Hillary Clinton, you don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive,” Ponsoldt told The Independent. “I want a wonderful actress who could embody that.”
The biopic will focus on Clinton’s time as a House Judiciary Committee lawyer in her twenties. She served as a counsel to the committee during the Watergate scandal. There are rumors that Kim Young II’s script includes many racy scenes. When the scribe was asked about it, he coyly replied, “It’s an evolving process so I don’t know. She was an attractive 26-year-old with an amazing future. And that’s our thematic focus.” I’m not sure if the world is ready for a 50 Shades of Hillary type of flick. Don’t you agree?
Two of the four supposed frontrunners for the political role of a lifetime are Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon. If I had to chose between these two ladies, I’d cast my vote for Witherspoon. Her role as Tracy Flick in the 1999 film Election is exactly what I’d picture a young Clinton to be. Find out the other two ladies below.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has just released a video in conjunction with the Human Rights Campaign. She really explains her stance and support for gay marriage really well and you can really get how passionate she is about the issue.
In one part of her message she says, “I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law. Embedded in a broader effort to advance equality and opportunity for LGBT Americans and all Americans.” She continues, “Like so many others, my personal views have been shaped over time by people I have known and loved. By my experience representing our nation on the world stage, my devotion to law and human rights, and the guiding principles of my faith.”
Watch her powerful and captivating message below.
Today on The View, Barbara Walters revealed seven out of the ten people that make up her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012. Last year, although she had some controversial names on her list (namely the Kardashian family), the most fascinating person was determined to be the late Steve Jobs, found of Apple.
Her number one Most Fascinating Serson of 2012 will be revealed on when Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012 airs on December 12 on ABC. In addition to that person, the two other unannounced stars will also be revealed during the show.
Do any of you have any guesses as to who the number one person will be? Carly Rae Jepsen? Psy? Channing Tatum? Check out the list below of the seven people Walters has already announced and see if you have any ideas as to who the other three will be.
Yesterday afternoon in Geneva, Switzerland, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton made a memorable speech that I personally hope has a major impact on the future of gay rights across the world. Recognizing that America’s own record on LGBT equality is “far from perfect,” she called on nations around the world to recognize that “gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights.” Such a profound statement. Here are a few highlights from the speech:
- “Some believe homosexuality is a Western phenomenon… but gay people belong to every society in the world… Being gay is not a Western invention, it is a human reality.”
- “It should never be a crime to be gay.”
- “To LGBT men and women worldwide: Wherever you live and whatever your circumstances… please know that you are not alone.”
- “Our commitment to protect the freedom of religion and defend LGBT people come from a common source… Human rights are universal and cut across all religions and cultures.”
Along with the speech, Clinton announced that the administration is launching a $3 million global equality fund to support the work of civil society organizations working on these issues around the world. The fund will help human rights groups “record facts so they can target their advocacy, learn how to use the law as a tool, manage their budgets, train their staffs and forge partnerships with women’s organizations and other Human Rights groups.”
Insane. This photo is definitely going to make the Times Magazine Photos of the Year for 2011. In the picture, the U.S. leaders, including President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, gather in the Situation Room of the White House to monitor (with video and audio) a strike on Osama bin Laden in real time via a soldiers helmet cam.
As you can see in the picture, the room was extremely tense on Sunday and they all barely spoke as they watched the mission unfold. Note the blurred out classified document on the table. I wonder what it is?
Apparently, the President had been playing golf but then returned to watch the crazy real-life war movie with the others. I sometimes forget that these people don’t just stand in front of podiums and pose for pictures. Here, they’re watching this crazy mission as it happens. A mission that has a huge impact on the safety and well being of so many people. That’s incredibly intense. I wouldn’t want that responsibility.