Endorsement: Hillary Clinton shows potential, knowledge, ability

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by The Simpsonian editorial board

As the race to the Iowa caucuses comes to a close, Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have been traveling the state, hoping to appeal to Iowa voters.

One of the main demographics they have desperately grasped for is college students.

As a result, Simpson College has been host to a number of these candidates, including Democrats Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley and Hillary Clinton, and Republicans Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio and Rick Santorum.

After hearing these candidates speak, The Simpsonian editorial board has decided to endorse a candidate who has proven capable of working effectively with members and citizens of all political parties and can apply a wide range of knowledge and experience to her work in the White House: Hillary Clinton.

Clinton has served as First Lady of the United States, where she fought to pass health care reform. Even after her efforts initially failed, she continued to fight and worked with members of both parties to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

As a senator, Clinton stood in front of a United Nations conference and declared “women’s rights are humans’ rights.”

She also worked to expand health care for National Guard members and reservists, served on the Senate Armed Services Committee – introducing the Heroes at Home Act in 2006 and 2007 – and fought to secure funds for medical assessment, referrals and outreach for 9/11 rescue and recovery workers.

As secretary of state, Clinton visited more than 100 countries, working to repair the damaged U.S. reputation and advocating for global economic issues. She also unveiled the Global Hunger and Food Security program.

Although Clinton’s changing stances on issues, such as gay marriage and immigration, have swayed some students toward her main opponent Bernie Sanders, it is unlikely – according to Sanders – that his plans would be successfully administered with the current Congress. The candidate needs to have more experience working with both the Democratic and Republican parties as a team in order to be successful.

The Simpsonian has chosen to endorse Clinton as the Democratic nominee, as she shows the most potential, knowledge and ability to serve as president of the United States of America.