Hillary is so confident in her victory that she’s already formulating an agenda for her first few months in office.
She plans to focus on “creating jobs,” “boosting infrastructure spending” and “enacting immigration reform” if most of the polls appear correct and she is headed to the White House this November.
Clinton has already ramped up efforts to be known as a president who “gets things done” and is planning executive orders to prove it. She’s also planning on a new and friendly Democratic majority in the Senate – one who will be friendly to her desired “changes.” The Washington Post reports:
While careful not to sound as if she is measuring the draperies quite yet, Clinton now describes what she calls improved odds for passage of an overhaul of immigration laws — the first legislative priority she outlined in detail last year — and what could be a bipartisan effort to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges, airports, rail system and ports.
She also could be immediately confronted with a choice about a Supreme Court vacancy that could set the tone for her relationship with Congress, and she plans to immediately champion new measures on campaign-finance reform and ending legal immunity for gun manufacturers.
Her campaign’s to-do list includes assembling a Cabinet that has women in roughly equal numbers to men and that otherwise reflects American diversity, and lobbying has intensified for those and scores of other jobs that Clinton would fill in her administration.
Some of her supporters – who think she’ll win – are worried that the election will be so consumed with Donald Trump that she’ll enter office without a “clear mandate” but they’re thinking that a “trouncing” of Trump could pave the way for a massive round of executive orders and Congressional action.
“There’s nothing like winning to change minds,” Clinton said this month.
How she builds relationships on Capitol Hill, especially with Republicans, will be one key measure of success in the first year or so, Democrats said. A second crucial element will be how effectively she organizes a White House staff to keep the focus on her policy priorities and minimize the controversies that long have dogged Clinton and her husband.