Clinton First 100 Days Concept
I need a 3,000-word piece that provides a political analysis of the
first 100 days of Hillary Clinton’s presidency. It should provide a
background to the 100-day concept (maximal political power wanes
quickly, so the window of opportunity is a narrow one), and then do
1. Provide context for the concept, which dates back to FDR and is the
primary metric by which every President has been judged since that
time, by identifying the top priorities that were pursued by previous
Presidents (perhaps Regan through Obama).
2. From there the article need to address, “Why concentrate on
Hillary” as a pivot (because Trump can’t win; witness his electoral
challenges in the key swing states- he is losing traditional GOP
states like Colorado and Virginia, and is struggling in others, like
Ohio, where the Republican Governor, Kasich, refuses to endorse him.
And now, Marco Rubio in Florida is after him because of Trump’s
alleged illegal business dealings in Cuba over the course of the last
couple of decades, in violation of the embargo).
3. Then, on to Hillary’s top priorities for her first 100 days.
Several top contenders. Day one is likely to find her posting a
Supreme Court nominee, and working to fill her Cabinet posts- half
with women. And then it’s off to the policy issues: Immigration, a
whopping 300 billion dollar infrastructure investment program, Gun
Control, raising the federal minimum wage, tax reform, and so on.
Her broader platform focuses heavily on reducing income inequality,
with promises to raise the minimum wage and close a tax loopholes for
hedge fund managers early in her first term. These, and other planks
of her platform are designed to win over supporters of her vanquished
primary rival, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), as she seeks to shore-up
her base to the Left, including the Far Left.
Our bets for top priorities in her first 100 days? Immigration reform
and infrastructure investment. Why? Both are areas where she could
earn support from business and labor groups as she seeks to cultivate
allies in Congress. This would give her a balance of international and
national frontrunner issues. Immigration, in particular, is a
flashpoint of contention right now internationally, and an issue that
Trump has successfully capitalized on in his bid for the Presidency.
It will only grow in importance in the foreseeable future, and a fair
and sound immigration policy provides the ideal opportunity to help
Clinton grow her base of Hispanic supporters against her Republican
opponent, Donald Trump.