Informative Speech: Presidential Candidates

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Introduction

Attention Getter
In my sociology class the other day, my professor did a poll to find out how many people were going to go out and vote in this election. I was surprised to see only about 10 other hands raised in the classroom. In this class that would be a very good response, but in my other class we have 30 students. My professor was very surprised so he asked the class again, and the result was the same. Out of a class of around 30 students, only 10 would be going to the polls this year.
Significance
To me, this was really shocking and it made me want to do some research to find out how many people actually vote. I found out that out of the 220 million Americans that are eligible to vote, only 153 million are registered.
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Of all of the candidates running this cycle, Hillary has the most extensive and most successful career. To quote Hillary’s campaign website, “Hillary Clinton has served as secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady of the United States, first lady of Arkansas, a practicing lawyer and law professor, activist, and volunteer.”(end quote) While a background in politics is not the most important factor in considering a presidential candidate, it is an important indicator or their expertise in the field and their ability to succeed in the presidency. During her youth, Hillary was motivated Seeing Martin Luther King Jr. give a speech and began partaking in activism during her college years. After graduating from Yale’s Law School, Hillary began working for a children’s rights firm and later went on to have a helping hand in passing landmark legislation to benefit disabled students. Later, as first lady, this love for public service stuck with Hillary as she created programs to provide insurance for 8 million of our nation’s uninsured youths. Hillary was elected to the Senate in 2000 and won $20 billion to help to rebuild New York after the 9/11 attacks and worked to expand military healthcare. Despite her bitter loss of the democratic nomination in 2008, Hillary worked hard to help Barack Obama make it into office and diligently served …show more content…
Hillary’s policies reflect the liberal position that she has on most things. Hillary is a candidate of the people. To quote her, "In America, if you can dream it, you should be able to build it. We 're going to help you balance family and work.” (end quote) This quote represents the attitude that Hillary will bring to the White House. Throughout her campaign she has advocated for an economy that benefits everyone, not just the extremely wealthy. The tax code reforms and and corporate regulations that she intends to enact will take some of the wealth of corporation orders and make sure that it goes to their deserving employees. Clinton intends to continue to fund the Affordable Care Act and improve its current policies. She also intends to create jobs by expanding renewable energy and make saving easier by increasing the minimum wage. Hillary also stands for expanding LGBT rights, fixing out current immigration policies, and bettering veterans benefits. These are just some of the many goals that Hillary has for her time in the White House. While this list may seem long, Hillary’s experience in politics and her winning temperament are evidence that she can get the job

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