Last Friday the Hillary Clinton campaign released a 5 minute video depicting the public exploits of the leading Democratic candidate for president over the past forty years of her life.
The theme of the video is Clinton as a fighter, showing her political portrait as a figure willing to defy accepted norms when they are immoral or unethical.
The video depicts many of Clinton’s most exciting moments and best achievements. At one point we see Clinton in Beijing as First Lady in 1995. She said at the time that it was a “violation of human rights when babies are denied food or drowned or suffocated simply because they were born girls,” referring to the practices some Chinese took part in due to the draconian government policy of families only being allowed one child each.
“Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all,” Clinton says in the footage from 1995 and is shown in the new video.
The video also has Clinton stating that, “Everyone deserves a chance to live up to his or her God-given potential. That’s the dream we share. That’s the fight we must wage.”
Also included in the montage is a 1990 interview with Barbara Walters. Walters states that Clinton must be “swimming against the tide” in trying to get her health care plan passed, which included free health insurance for children.
The video was launched just one day before Clinton initiated her presidential bid in full force with a rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City.