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The real winners of US presidential election are the Clintons

By Paul Harris  /  The Guardian

1996

‧ Bill Clinton wins a second term, easily beating Republican challenger Bob Dole. However, the second term is hit by the Monica Lewinsky scandal and a long attempt by Republicans to impeach the president.

2000

‧ With Bill Clinton heading off to an “elder statesman” role, Hillary Rodham Clinton moves to the forefront. She runs for Senate in New York, becoming the only first lady to run for elected office. She easily wins, going on to secure re-election in 2006. Bill Clinton runs his global development charity.

2008

‧ Hillary Rodham Clinton enters the White House race as a favorite to win the Democratic nomination. However, Barack Obama’s upstart campaign eventually triumphs. Clinton is then appointed secretary of State and becomes the world’s top diplomat. She successfully stays out of party politics, displays loyalty to Obama and wins plaudits for her role from both parties.

2012

‧ Bill Clinton gives a rip-roaring speech to the Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, easily outshining Obama himself.

2016

‧ Will Hillary Rodham Clinton run again?

Source: The Guardian

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