Clinton’s presidential bid gets mixed reactions from Fil-Ams

TAMPA, Fla. – Democratic Party presidential front runner Hillary Rodham Clinton is officially in the 2016 race to the White House.

“I’m getting ready to do something too. I’m running for president,” she said in an announcement via social media on Sunday.

In a simultaneous launch of Clinton’s campaign website, a tweet and a Youtube video announcement that shows everyday people of different ages, races and sexual orientation, she focused on the American voters.

Her strategy: To convince voters that she is the right candidate to address income inequality.

Her message: She wants to fight for the middle class.

“Every day Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion,” she said.

Even President Barack Obama praised his former Democratic opponent, Saturday.

“I think she would be an excellent president,” Obama said.

Some Filipino supporters in Tampa, Fla said they have been waiting for Clinton’s announcement.

Crystal Geiger of Winter Haven, Fla. said, “She cannot please everybody but educational wise, capability niya, yung way of thinking niya, magaling naman talaga si Hilllary.

“Registered ako as Republican, kaya lang parang iba na ang takbo ng Republican ngayon,” Toto Jose of Newport Ritchey, Fla. Said. “Parang nagsawa na ako sa pagmamando ng mga lalaki. Parang gusto ko naman na subukan naman natin ang babae. So ako, mas gusto ko si Hillary Clinton, kahit siya Democrat.”

Political opponents wasted no time criticizing Clinton and her presidential bid.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said, “Hillary Clinton’s been running for president for at least a decade. She’s been running from scandal for even longer. In fact, Clinton is synonymous to scandal. Can you actually remember a time when the Clinton’s haven’t been associated with controversy?

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said, “Hillary Clinton is just not trustworthy. This whole story about her having erased all of her emails even though they were subject to recall and review by Congress, I think that’s made people remember that with the Clintons it’s always something.

Republican presidential contender Rand Paul released an anti-Hillary Clinton attack ad on Sunday that said,“Hillary Clinton represents the worst in Washington Machine.”

Former Florida governor and likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released a Youtube video slamming the Democratic presidential candidate.

“We must to do better than the Obama-Clinton foreign policy that has damaged relationships with our allies and emboldened our enemies.” Bush said. “Better than their failed, big government policies that grow our debt and stand in the way of real economic growth and prosperity. I believe it’s conservative ideas that will renew America.”

Some Filipino Republicans in Florida are confident that a third Bush would beat Clinton and occupy the White House in 2016.

Pilipino-American Political Aggregation Group’s (PAPAG) President Bert Almeda said, Jeb Bush has done a lot for the Filipino community. In fact, we were given $500,000 in Tallahasee before this foundation started.

Roland Young, a member of PAPAG said,Jeb Bush has a lot of money that he could raise and you know elections, the more money you have, the more electable you are.

But first-time voter 18-year-old Monica Jewel Ortiz said Clinton has a good shot at winning and expected her detractors to do what it takes to bring her down.

Ortizsaid, I think it’s their job to criticize her because she’s a very qualified person to run the country. So it’s their job to critique her and it’s her job to prove them wrong. And I know she will.

Clinton kicked off her campaign via social media but her team says the former First Lady will soon meet with voters in Iowa and host a formal kickoff event some time next month.

You may contact Don Tagala at don_tagala@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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  • noz
    14 April 2015 at 2:48 am - Reply

    killery is one big bullshit artist, power hungry woman, with a much longer nose than pinocchio. killery is in company of playing dirty politicians, headed by obobo setting the stage to secure the votes of over 92million welfare recipients he created. one of obobo’s worst legacy is, he is the welfare president. the votes of the likely voters living off on other people’s hard earned dollars is 1/3 of the population, an edge for killery. anybody is way better than killery running on her poor record, to seal the already damage america. killery and the demoncraps are in full force with their tactics propagandas for votes.

    Exactly, what are the accomplishments of killery clunker as the senator of NY, as the secretary of the state, the answer is nothing, NADA. she has the nerve to become the first woman POTUS, when she can’t even do the jobs she was elected to / appointed to. this over confident woman is a mess, speaking to her long been victimized voters.

    • Delia
      14 April 2015 at 8:52 am - Reply

      Noz, Let me remind you , there are many accomplishment that i almost forgotten how long it was .

      The question is , how many people will end up in body bags this time around with the Clintons again. Just recently reminds me of the list of people what has happened to many “friends” and associates of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

      • noz
        14 April 2015 at 12:40 pm - Reply

        Delia, she is the so called killery, along with her immoral husband were driving all of their so called friends, associates, etc to commit questionable suicides or were indeed murdered. killery is the darling of the lame stream medias, as usual may get away with all of mysterious events, to date are more questions, and for decades the answers given, the outcome were more questions, that eventually died down with the cover up support of the lame stream medias, making the one doing the questions as the villains. the benghazi / email scandals to date are without concrete answers, like its dying on its own. yes, killery / sleazy billy always get the pass for all of the lies they spitted / continue to spit, with the public going along with the indoctrination of the lame stream medias spinning of the truths, in order to be voted in power. GOD helps the good ole USA from this con woman.

  • Delia
    14 April 2015 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    True that Noz, Hillary bathes in a cesspool of lies, deceit and obfuscation, this sewer rat has had Marxist thugs break in to Kathleen Willey’s home in Goochland, VA to steal information she had on Bill Clinton groping her in the Oval Office, the same day that her husband “supposedly” jumped off the Willey Bridge in Richmond to commit suicide.

    Coincidence? There are body bags everywhere when it comes to the Clintons. Then, all the scandals including, Whitewater Scandal, Travel Gate Scandal, Benghazi Scandal, now her Email Scandal, in which she’s lying again to the American people. Plus, she was fired from the Watergate Scandal by a liberal Democrap for lying and being “unethical” which is her only calling card.

    These scandals run true and deep and clearly disqualify this woman from seeking any Federal Office. She has not a single achievement that anyone can think of. Just toss water on her and watch her melt.

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