Hillary Clinton: a burning ambition and resilience to match

Hillary Clinton now stands at the threshold of the White House, making history as the first woman to carry the colors of a major US political party in the presidential raceWhen out on the stump, in cafes, churches and rallies across the country, Clinton tells a thousand tales of the adversity she has faced down over the course of four decades in public life. “I have the scars to prove it,” quips the former secretary of state, painted by her enemies as “crooked,” “corrupt” — even an enabler of her husband’s affairs — as the Republican attacks flew thick and fast throughout the 2016 White House campaign.

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