Unlike her 2008 presidential bid, Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign is embracing the historic nature of her candidacy and talking up what a female president would mean for gender equality. The latest example: a new video featuring young girls reading letters addressed to Hillary.

And the letters are not without edge. "It is ridiculous that there has never been a female president before," says one, as the camera zooms in on the line in her letter, "Girls rule, boys drool." Another declares, "Forty-four boys is too many!"

Why Hillary? "Girls Rule, Boys Drool."

The young girls don't shy away from the issues either. "I hope you can encourage people to help and save the earth," says a girl with hands covered in henna tattoos. "Fight for world peace," says another. "I would like to see an end to killing by guns," says a red, white, blue-outfitted girl named Scout.

The video does not lack adorableness, as one girl with a huge smile predicts after Hillary, "then I could be the president, then all the girls after that can be president." Scout signs off with a firm salute. As the now-familiar "H" logo fills up with images of the letters, one final girl makes an offer: "If you would like help with your campaign, I'm available and I would work for candy."

Does Hillary Clinton Risk Losing Male Vote?

The fear in 2008 was that extra emphasis on Clinton's gender would drive away male voters. But Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney in 2012 with the largest gender gap in history, winning with women by 12 points and losing men by 8 according to Gallup. In other words, right-leaning men are already lost to Democrats, so there's no harm in trying to run up the score among women.

At least, that's the theory. It's a big bet for Hillary to take, but when you are trying to do something for the first time, you have to try things that haven't been done before.

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