Is it fair for women to run for office?
September 1, 2008 2:17am CST
I found it very depressing, how the obama campaign has to be carefull how they criticize Mrs. Palin. Actually they havent done it yet. 1) just because shes a woman she gets women vote.(which i have to say isnt un-fair, cause obama gets black votes for being half black. 2)People are mad for some strange reason at obama "saying he did Mrs. Clinton wrong" ( this is a campaign people)...so what can you say againts a woman in a debate with out offending women voters, nothing at all i guess. As much as i hate McCain that was a very smart decison, playing the gender card (which comes with alot of emotions that dont belong in politics, just because shes a woman doesnt mean she should be vp) and so far it seems shes getting that push, and we dont know anything about her, a couple months away from election. remember shes been a govenor for a year and a half( of alaska) which is outside the the continetal u.s) yeah she has 5 kids and a son headed to iraq, for that much, every mother with a child and a kid in iraq could run.i dint know, i dont think this is very fair now. but i'd hate to shadow the progress of women in this country. sorry if i offended anyone.
• United States
1 Sep 08
Yes I think it's fair. I too don't like McCain, but agree with you that it was a smart move on his part. I think he will get a lot of votes from Hillary's side but not as many as he hoped. Remember Palin is Pro Life, and wants to drill in Alaska. She doesn't have that much experience although I have heard her speak and she is has a better sense of humor than I thought. I don't think she has enough experience to be president however and McCain is getting up there.