But Bill stops short of endorsing wife for U.S. presidency

 

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Hillary Clinton

 




A presidential endorsement for Hillary Clinton was not part of her husband’s speech to a sold-out Vancouver audience yesterday.



When asked by a fan outside the Centre for Performing Arts, Bill Clinton finally said, "I think she’ll be good for the people. She’ll be good for the country."



Hillary Clinton is the leading candidate to represent the Democrats in next year’s U.S. presidential election. Should she win, Hillary Clinton will be the first woman to have ever been nominated by a major party for president.



According to a recent Gallup poll, she would also defeat Republican nominee Rudy Giuliani and become the first woman president.



Yesterday, Hillary Clinton spoke to her all-female alma mater at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.



"In so many ways, this all-women’s college prepared me to compete in the all-boys’ club of presidential politics," she said.



She chose the college to launch her nationwide campaign, Hillblazers, to win support from young voters.



Hillary Clinton’s platform focuses in large part on women’s rights.



She is also a vocal advocate for increased gun control, embryonic stem cell research and a ban on nuclear testing.