Family Strong By Hillary Rodham Clinton Essay

1274 Words Oct 28th, 2016 6 Pages
Focusing on the Families
During another election year of opponent bashing and empty promises, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign advertisement titled “Family Strong” takes a different approach to winning the support of American voters. “Family Strong” focuses on what former Secretary of State Clinton has accomplished for the children of America. Because of the many scandals set against her, Clinton struggles with keeping the trust of Americans. She uses this advertisement to gain the faith and gratitude of American families. Beginning with the story of her mother, Dorothy, Clinton explains that her mother’s parents left her when she was eight years old. A black and white picture is shown of a young Dorothy at approximately eight years old. She has short, dark hair in a bob-style haircut, with a flat round hat, which seems to be defying gravity in its slanted position on her head. The slide fades into a new photograph of adult Dorothy, with her hair pulled back into a sophisticated low bun accessorized with flowers to the side of the bun. During the viewing of this photo, the audience is told that, although Dorothy “was mistreated, she never gave up.” Clinton explains that her mother taught her to do the same. The photo changes from Dorothy with a young (possibly eight-year-old) blonde Hillary to a video of present day Secretary Clinton sitting in a well-lit room in a royal blue suit, sharing that her fight for children and families originates from the life of her…

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