Will we FINALLY get a female President?
July 6, 2007 10:53pm CST
I find it almost amusing the way the right-wing picks incessantly on Hillary Clinton. The poor woman can't do anything right! If she looks really nice and like she spent a bit of time on her appearance, that's female vanity, if she's not made-up or her hair's not done, she's a slob and an anti-male feminist. If she speaks as a mother-which she is and as such will ALWAYS be a mother-she's too "soft" to be commander-in-chief. But heaven forbid if she talks tough! If her husband campaigns with her she's either "using" him or she's making a mistake because he steals the spotlight from her. If she campaigns without him she's not using her bigest asset! Tell me, are we ready for a woman in general or this woman in particular? Will she get the chance I believe she deserves or will she be another Clinton to be victimized by the "right-wing conspiracy"? And if SHE can't win, who will be our next President?
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• United States
27 Sep 07
I really wish we could get beyond the patriarchal society. Do I think that she is the "only" good candidate? I am not sure. I know a couple of things, though. 1. This country is not ready for a black president, and right now I believe that the south controls too much of the vote for that to be a real possibility. For those who don’t know, the other candidate on the democratic ticket is a black man. 2. I do not believe that this country will elect another republican right now, even if the republicans running are highly billed "players." For the republican party right now, we have Rudy Giuliani, from New York. My whole family is from New York, and my grandmother has very adamantly said that he is just not ready to run the country, and she doesn’t feel that he would make a good president. Just an FYI: My grandmother is very adamantly a republican. The other candidate for the Republican party is another actor "that guy from Law and Order." No one seems to be able to remember his name, and that may well say something about his chances with the election. Do I think this country is ready for a female president? I personally think it is long overdue, and I think Hillary would be able to do a good job. Do I think it is a definite that she will get elected? I am not sure yet. There are way too many closed-minded people in this country who will not allow anything to change. They think that everything should stay the same, even if it is not working.
• United States
29 Sep 07
Actually there are more than two candidates for both the Democratic and Republican parties. Besides Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama other Democrats include 2004 Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards, Sen. Joe Biden, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Sen. Chris Dodd, Rep. Dennis Kucinich and former Senator Gravel. The Republicans also have Sen. John McCain, Mitt Romney, Arkansas Governor Huckabee and there may be another one or two, several have already dropped out so I'm not sure now...lol. I do agree totally that there are many close-minded people in this country but I hope eventually they'll get past that. Thanks for your post! Annie
19 Aug 07
I'm a Canadian, so I guess I shouldn't be commenting at all, but I think it effects everyone, and especially those of us who live "next door". I agree with what you are saying here, but she's a fighter and she may just make it. I think she would make a good president. Now if I can just get back to my own side of the fence ----
• United States
12 Aug 07
They are going after her because they know she is the strongest Democratic contender for the presidency. They want to weaken her right out of the gate, but they can't and their strategies are showing that desperation. I can't wait for a second president Clinton!
24 Nov 07
I am African, but really I have to comment though it does not concern me....oh no it concerns me in one way coz am a woman/female......I always watch the news and have come to like her soo much, she has alot to be desired and aped and above all she is a fighter and she is going to pull through. Let people critize her the way they want because no matter how perfect you are human beings will never lack something to talk ill about you. Go girl, go, we are right behind you......