The paper started out as a tribute to Hillary Rodham Clinton. I had been following her career in the Senate for four years, and when it came time to do the assignment, she was the obvious choice. There was a lot of subjectivity in my writing because my subconscious goal at the time was two-fold. On the one hand I was trying to comment on her work; at the same time I wanted to influence readers to support her over then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama, even though by the time I began writing it, he had already been chosen as the Democratic candidate for President for the 2008 elections. I was determined to prove she was the better choice after what I felt were unfair attacks on and treatment of her during the primaries.