Are people voting for Hillary just because she's a woman?

United States
January 10, 2008 6:05pm CST
I see a lot of people talking about what a great president Hillary will make? I see a lot about her being the first female president and how they like her, but no specifics as to why they think she will be a good president. Is it just because you want to see a woman in the oval office? From what I know of her record it's all about the money she can bankroll. So please, someone tell me what you think she can do in office that would make her such a great president???
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
11 Jan 08
People are voting for hillary clinton because they are biying right in to the warm and fuzzy, feel goody socialist garbage she is pitching them. People dont realize what bringing the government in to your life on that grand a scale means other wise she wouldn't be nearly this far. I' sure too that there are a number voting for her because they think a woman president, simply because she is a woman, is going to make a better president. I almost think that fact frightens me more because if that is the case, just imagine who could be elected next.
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• United States
11 Jan 08
I get the feeling there are a lot of people out there voting without checking out what the person they are voting for is all about.
@skydancer (2018)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Personally I support the conservative movement and am a strong grassroots supporter of the principles laid down by our Founding Fathers. I would vote for a woman if their visions for America were parallel with what I believe is the right direction. I don't vote for anyone based on race, gender, physical appearance, economic status, or any of those superficial characteristics. I have a friend who once asked me if I would vote for a woman, and I said, "It depends on the woman." To that, she said, "You mean it depends on how the woman would run the country?" I replied, "Yes." And she said, "I want a woman president. There's never been one before and I am a woman and I just want to see a woman win! I would vote for any woman! Why does she have to run the country a certain way?" Ummm... (She is extremely dense when it comes to politics.) Personally, I cannot see any qualities that would make Hillary a good president, so the only explanation I can come up with is all the hype surrounding a woman coming this far in getting a chance to run. I could say a lot of things about what her making it this far means but will refrain, because it's pretty obvious given my above statements that I am not a fan of hers or of her husband's. I see a lot of people naming qualities she supposedly possesses that are "presidential material," but even if she does possess those qualities, that does not mean she will make a good president. When running for political office, it is how candidates USE these qualities that matter. So you have to ask yourself, does it appear this is all for their own personal/political gain, or is it for the benefit of this nation and its people?
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• United States
11 Jan 08
Couldn't have said it any better myself!
• United States
11 Jan 08
I'm not voting for Hilary at all, but not because she is a woman. I think this country needs some change, and ever since I was in middle school when reagan was elected, there has been a bush or a clinton in the white house. Not to mention people seem to forget that bill clinton and the first president bush are best buddies. This country needs someone different in there period, man woman or otherwise.
• United States
11 Jan 08
I have to completely agree with the need for change. I just hope people look into exactly what kind of change they are voting for. I'm not trying to convince anyone to vote my way. I just hear a lot people voting for Hillary with no other reason then it is "time to have a woman in office". Hopefully the people voting are more intelligent then that.
• United States
11 Jan 08
After Hilary's cry session, her support from women will be immense. I don't even think that she has reached the peak of her power yet. Unfortunately, she may be the next president. If people thought GW was bad, just you wait! Imagine if you heard George Bush was forcing everybody by law to have insurance. People would immediatly shout "HE'S TAKING AWAY OUR RIGHTS! FACIST!!!" Oh boy, the world sure has it coming...
• United States
11 Jan 08
The fake tears were too much for me. I can't believe anyone would want another Clinton in office.
• United States
11 Jan 08
I have no idea why people would want another Clinton in office either. I think the US is ready for a female president. Most people know that it's just not a big deal anymore. I think the media makes it more of a big deal than it actually is. However, it's Hilary! I don't think the US is ready for Hilary. If it were another woman that I agreed with, she'd have my vote in a minute. But I'm not one of those people who see gender or color for things like this. It upsets me when they even bring it up because it seems like they're pointing it out just to make it a big deal.
• United States
11 Jan 08
I agree, how can we expect to get rid of racial and gender discrimination if they're going to play those cards for their benefit?
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
12 Jan 08
I would vote for man, woman, white, black, hispanic, whoever. I don't vote based on any of that. I vote based on policies, principles, and knowledge. Because of that, Hillary will NOT be getting my vote.
• United States
12 Jan 08
Thank you! It's good to know some women are looking into the facts and not just throwing their vote to a woman.
@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
11 Jan 08
happy new year! I think voting for her being a woman is partly the reason. i think she has more knowledge of the responsibilities of what it takes to run the white house. After all she was in the white house when bill clinton was in office.
• United States
12 Jan 08
Experience does not always mean they are the best person for the job. Take a good look at what she has done with her time in politics, find out what her plans are for this country's future, then decide if that's your candidate. Don't vote for her based on her gender and her presence in the white house.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
11 Jan 08
I would love to see a woman be president but please NOT HILLARY! I think she is riddiculus and she didn't help New York much either in my opinion. Any woman who can stand by a man that cheats on her is in my opinion not strong enough to be president. I know that she stayed with him for career purposes and to keep a good image but in my opinion it makes her look worse. She had her run of the white house once. I don't think she stands a chance really. I'm still betting that people will vote with Oprah. She should run for president really. She'd win...not that that would be a good thing.
• United States
11 Jan 08
Oprah is a far better bet than Hillary!
• United States
11 Jan 08
She's a great leader with great ideas. It's time for a change. Anyone at this point is better than Bush. On the flip side, a lot of people are voting for Obama Bin Laden because he's black.
• United States
11 Jan 08
The difference being that people who are voting for Obama know what he stands for. The people I have talked to don't say "I'm voting for him because it's about time we had a black man in office", they are citing his stand on pro-choice, his determination to get rid of un-fair tax shelters, his energy plan to depend less on oil and more on natural resources. And while I don't agree with Obama and wouldn't vote for him, atleast the people who are planning to vote for him know his voting record. What makes you believe that Hillary will be a "great leader"?
@klakus (64)
• Ghana
11 Jan 08
i really dont like Hillary, but it think she is the front runner in the Democrats camp.i cant seem to get any clear experience she has and what she has accomplished but at least she has been a first ladu for 8 years.and she is also a senator.why nt give he the benefit of the doubt
@liowkc (50)
• Singapore
11 Jan 08
The democractic camp is really a interesting study with Obama flashing the race card and Hillary exploiting the gender card. In the current politically correct envrionment in USA, who wamts to be labelled a rascist or sexist?
• United States
11 Jan 08
I guess it's okay to use those cards if it's beneficial for the card holder??? Sounds like a double standard to me.
@jormins (1224)
• United States
11 Jan 08
The people that are voting for her are largely because of Bill Clinton, and yes because she's a women. Her base is older women who many would love to see a women President in their time and also loved the Bill Clinton years. Its understandable but I don't believe Hillary can beat the Republicans, she is too polarizing and despite for tears, she is not a likeable candidate. If they throw a Hucklebee up there w/ Chuck Norris I can easily see her losing. I think 47% of people refuse to vote for Hillary just because they don't like her.
• United States
11 Jan 08
I'd love to see old Huck beat out Clinton!
• Pakistan
11 Jan 08
i dont think so.