As the country prepares for the 2008 political season, one Democratic candidate has risen above the rest as a legitimate contender for the presidency: Hillary Rodham Clinton. In this passionate exploration of Hillary Clinton's political career, longtime political analyst Susan Estrich argues that Hillary has what it takes to make it to the White House and lead America out of the divisive Bush years into the future. With the keen political insight that has made her one of the nation's leading political commentators, Estrich reveals how Hillary has distinguished herself as an independent voice during her years in the Senate, promoting progressive ideals while defending our troops overseas, and in the process establishing herself as a genuine political powerhouse. She is not only the nation's most popular and recognizable Democratic figure, but also one of its most respected. Yet she has also been one of its most polarizing, and Estrich confronts the battles that Hillary—indeed, any woman—would face in making a historic bid for the Oval Office.
In an atmosphere where conservative Hillary-bashing remains as virulent as ever, The Case for Hillary Clinton offers arguments both stirring and sensible, reminding us of the promise a Hillary Clinton presidency could hold for America....Continua