By Woojung Choi |Staff Writer|
Many Coyotes are positive of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Clinton released a video announcing her presidential campaign via YouTube on April 12, 2015. This is her second attempt running for president after losing to Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries.
In the video, Americans from various racial and social backgrounds revealed their expectations concerning the big changes planned for their lives in 2015.
In the video, a college student sought employment and a middle-aged couple wished to teach their dog not to eat from the trash can.
There was also a gay couple who plan to get married this summer, walking down the street, hand-in-hand, smiling.
“I’m getting ready to do something, too. I’m running for president. Every day, Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion,” said Clinton.
At the end of the video, Clinton added, “So, I’m hitting the road to earn your vote because it’s your time. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey.”
Although there are many positive reactions, some students have contrary opinions after watching Clinton’s video.
“I don’t think it’s a good idea that Hillary Clinton runs for president. Yes, she was vice president, but America needs someone new to take office,” said student Anthony Olivar.
After watching the announcement video, Olivar said, “The video is guaranteeing that the points that were addressed will become a change once she is president. I understand that America is at a bad turning point right now, but no matter what president is in office, changes won’t be made right away.”
Many students had a positive perspective on Clinton running for president.
In terms of Clinton running for office, student Nathaniel Lastrapes said, “I’m not surprised that Hillary is running for president. It has been speculated that she would run for president again in 2016 for several years, so the announcement seems like more of a formality.”
“I think that if Hillary Clinton was running for president that she would make a change in history. Meaning that she would be the first lady in office as the president of the United States,” stated Summer Zeit via text.
“The points that were addressed in the video [were] insightful because they are current issues that we are having today in America. In running for office, she is trying to address these issues because she believes that she will make a change,” stated Zeit, in terms of her reaction to the video.
“Her announcement video was very ‘well-rounded’, in the sense that it subtly captured everything that she supports or will support, but it still felt a bit off. I thought it was an ad for some insurance lol,” stated Marisol Nava via e-mail.
“I think she’s been a great presence in politics with her previous roles (first lady, senate, secretary of state), so I feel that this election she will campaign in [a] way that we will get to know her [on] a more personal level,” stated Nava.
Clinton’s campaign is trying to appeal to the middle class and the diversity of Americans, and many Coyotes seem to hold a positive view of her.