Real Life vs Reel Life-Hillary vs. Mellie

hillary clinton at conventiion

mellie and jake

It is no wonder that Hillary Clinton has drafted Tony Goldwyn to be on her team. Tony has been living her story in real life for almost six years now. He has played a President whose First Lady is now running for his job. Hillary Clinton has made no secret of how she wanted her husband . Bill’s job. She has been biding her time and even had an unsuccessful run back in 08. Scandal’s fictional First Lady, Mellie Grant has succeeded in getting her party’s nomination as well. Bellamy Young has shined in her portrayal of a woman who has had her world turned upside down in the course of a few years. Despite all that has happened, Mellie still has the support of her ex, the President. and the services of the best campaign fixer in the biz. How can you lose when your campaign manager is Olivia Pope!  What really shocked me is how easily she got Ms. Pope. After all for most of her husband’s Presidency , she has called Olivia such names as “slut” “whore”, and “tramp”. But I guess Olivia figured that she could forgive and forget.

hillary  and her family

the first family

 Both of the women obviously have the support of their husbands. Hillary and Bill have quite a team and their marriage is still strong. This is where the similarities end between the two women. Mellie is now a single woman since her and Fitz divorced. They are still amicable however. Family is important to Hillary, but on the other hand, children have only been seen as photo ops for Mrs. Grant. She has made it well known that she never wanted to have babies. Her children have been shipped off to boarding school and only come home long enough to be photographed. She only had her last child to prevent a scandal for her husband.

monica and bill clinton

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There is another similarity between the two men. Each of them had the power to be brought down by a woman. Monica Lewinsky was not part of the Clinton future. Now in the fictional story, Fitzgerald Grant did divorce his wife and he had every intention of marrying the love of his life, Olivia. She had even gone as far as moved into the White House. As far as we know till the present day, Fitz is still in love with Ms Pope.

Who will be the woman who will make history?  Well time will tell. We will know if Hillary makes history in November. Unfortunately, we won’t know of Mellie’s fate until after Christmas . But each woman has one man in her corner to help her win.

tony and hillary in penn

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